The IsDB global developers’ platform provides a holistic framework for mobilising the full spectrum of non-sovereign donors and investors to channel resources into the Bank’s strategic development agenda. In addition to the existing role of trust funds in development funding, this platform introduces three new
elements that allow IsDB to sustainably multiply its developmental impact in its Member Countries (MCs), without risking its AAA rating.
External Investment Funds:
The framework, which is aligned with
IsDB’s transition to a ‘bank for developers’,
matches investor demand with the Bank’s
competitiveness drivers. It allows the Bank
to move from providing on-balance sheet
funding to a leaner set-up, where it acts
mainly as facilitator of third-party funds for
investment in MCs’ development projects.
Development Finance Facility:
This facility is a platform for cooperation
between IsDB and a targeted network of
non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to
crowd-in private funding for the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) in MCs. Its
systematic partnership approach leverages
stakeholder strengths and provides important
synergies and economies of scale.
Open investment for development:
Another area of great potential is for-profit
individual investor funding, which disrupts
the classical financing model, where banking
institutions act as gatekeepers for capital.
Companies are now reaching out directly to
their investors via web platforms. With IsDB’s
engagement, individuals’ investments can be
leveraged for the fulfilment of developmental