New Perspectives on Results-Based Blended Finance for Cities: Innovative Finance Solutions for Climate-Smart Infrastructure

This report offers innovative ideas for cities and development partners to use their limited public funds and direct policy decisions to leverage private sector investments. The analysis shows how selected results-based instruments can help overcome investment barriers and make low-carbon and resilient infrastructure a bankable asset class for local and international investors. The report brings together experiences from investments in energy efficiency through auction facilities and specialized energy services companies, utilities that developed environmental impact bond schemes and pay-for-success schemes in municipal solid waste management such as the one developed by GPRBA in Nepal.