Creating an Investable Project and Securing Sustainable Financing
Inability to access needed financing in many systems implies that the potential benefits of transboundary cooperation and development are not being fully realised. Different types of financing are needed for different stages of the cooperation and development process. While public sector financing has been the main source of funding for transboundary basin development, it is increasingly complemented by private sector financing through blended approaches.
Addressing investment needs requires stable legal and institutional frameworks, sustainable finance mechanisms, innovative structures that enable greater cooperation between different players, and the use of blended finance mechanisms. These steps are essential to make projects a bankable, or investable, proposition and secure the participation of the private sector.
This session explored a range of existing modalities to leverage sustainable finance, including innovative mechanisms and promote exchange of experience on how to raise funds from national, regional and international sources for transboundary projects. It will also describe steps of and approaches for as well as examples of bankable projects in this field.
Different finance models of transboundary cooperation institutions, the challenges and lessons learned were introduced, including experience sharing from:
- The MedFund