Financial intermediation: better matching capital and low-carbon investment projects
This research program aims at bridging the knowledge gap on the impact of intermediated financing approach to the financing of a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. In this perspective, the research program has the objective to better identify through an exploration of their current use how credit lines and other intermediation instruments can be relevant and deliver real impact on the ground.
It aims to better identify through an exploration of their current use how credit lines and other intermediation instruments can be relevant and deliver real impact on the ground for financing a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. The research program will also attempt to evaluate the environmental and climate-related outcomes of these tools though targeted case studies, focusing principally on green credit lines (GCLs). By filling existing knowledge gaps, the research program aims to identify how intermediation tools can complement other financial instruments or innovative policy.
Operationally, the project hopes to identify how their use could be scaled-up – and under what conditions this would be most efficient and effective. In the overall, this project aims to increase awareness among the relevant stakeholders and to facilitate the sharing of experience among both Development Finance Institutions and Local Finance Institutions, for tackling technical, institutional and policy barriers to the deployment of intermediation instruments when appropriate.