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Latest Large Global Development Funding Commitments

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Below please find the latest announcements and commitments around international development funding, from the public, private and philanthropic donor sectors.

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Oct 21: HDFC Bank, Mastercard, USAID and DFC Launch $100 Million Credit Facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India

Oct 19: With technical assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a credit guarantee from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Caisse Régionale de Refinancement Hypothécaire (CRRH) – a West African mortgage refinancing company headquartered in Togo – is using Prosper Africa support to help raise more than $300 million to expand financing for West Africa’s homeowners. 

Oct 12: FMO Supports Lendable’s $100 million Emerging Market Fintech Fund Launch Alongside Leading Impact and DFI Investors

Oct 7: Skoll Foundation commits $100 million to COVID-19 and strengthening health systems globally.

Oct 6: Google is investing $1B to support digital transformation in Africa.

Sept 26: Global Solidarity Fund announces $100 million to help the most vulnerable people in the world.

Sept 24: USAID announces $18.5 million in funding for Zambia.

Sept 23: USAID commits $5 billion for food security, nutrition and hunger relief through Feed the Future to be allocated accordingly:

  • Joining an existing collaboration with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) to mobilize $100 million of financing over five years to tackle the root causes of malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries, address the effects of COVID-19 on malnutrition and food insecurity, and leverage private sector solutions to reduce malnutrition globally with the establishment of the Nutritious Foods Financing Facility (N3F), a first of its kind investment fund that will bolster critical small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and promote well-nourished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • $60 million over five years in new research awards that will contribute critical solutions to reduce food loss and waste.
  • In addition, the United States will join the global coalition on food loss and waste, “Food Is Never Waste,” and USAID will join the Friends of 12.3 Champions, a multi-sectoral coalition of leaders committed to accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which calls for cutting in half per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030.
  • $38 million over five years to expand large-scale food fortification to deliver essential vitamins and minerals to populations who need them the most by scaling up fortification efforts through global leadership, context-specific expertise, and partnerships with governments, private sector, and civil society.
  • USAID will launch a new large-scale food fortification partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF to address widespread malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries.
  • The launch of the Gender Responsive Agricultural Systems Policy (GRASP), a new USAID-funded three and a half year virtual fellowship program for female policymakers in Africa to catalyze policy change by women for women that promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment in food systems.
  • Further commitments to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).

Sept 23: US Development Finance Corporation commits $1 billion in food and agriculture programs over the next 5 years. 

Sept 23: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits $922 million to support nutrition for women and children over the next 5 years.

Sept 23: The UK Government's GBP 500 million Blue Planetary Fund supports developing countries to protect the marine environment and reduce poverty.

Sept 22: USAID commits $247 million to address the humanitarian challenges due to ongoing crisis in Venezuela.

Sept 22: Private Funders of the New ‘Protecting Our Planet Challenge’ Announce $5 Billion Commitment to Protect and Conserve 30% of Planet by 2030.

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