Mobilisation of Private Finance by Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions 2017
11. June 2018
More than $160 billion in private investment was mobilised by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in 2017. The number—which demonstrates the potential of these organisations in the global efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable growth, fight poverty and inequality, and protect the planet. This latest report includes the amounts of finance mobilised by European Development Finance Institutions following their adoption of the framework. It also contains breakdowns by countries’ income level and regions, and details on areas of investment. Highlights include: Total private investment mobilised by MDBs and DFIs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) totaled $59 billion in 2017, of which $19 billion was private direct mobilisation. $26.7 billion, or 45 percent of the total private investment mobilised in LMICs, was directed to infrastructure. IFC accounted for more than 30 percent of all private investment mobilisation in LMICs. One fourth of that was private direct mobilisation.