Blending operations

Blending operations

Since first introduced at the beginning of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2007-2013, blending has gradually evolved into an important tool of EU external cooperation, complementing other implementation modalities. EU regional blending facilities have been established in all regions of EU external cooperation.

In the last ten years, around €3.4 billion worth of EU grants financed over 380 blended projects. The EU grant contributions have leveraged approximately €26.2 billion of loans by European finance institutions. By strategically combining EU grants with public and private financing, blending helps unlock investments with an estimated volume of €57.3 billion in EU partner countries.

About 60% of the EU grants allocated to blending projects supported energy and transport infrastructure initiatives; 26% was invested in social infrastructure related to access to clean water, waste treatment, housing, health, urban as well as the environment; and 14% of the grant funds supported the local private sector, notably MSMEs, in strengthening local production capacity and fostering job creation.

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  • Facility(ies): Africa Investment Facility (AfIF)
    Total facility amount: 4,800,000.00

    As the capital and largest city on the island-nation of Madagascar, Antananarivo and its larger urban area represent the political and economic heart of Madagascar....

  • Facility(ies): Africa Investment Facility (AfIF)
    Total facility amount: 20,000,000.00

    The Abidjan-Lagos corridor is a major road that connects five West African countries: Benin, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Togo. It connects several state capitals as well as some of largest...

  • Facility(ies): Africa Investment Facility (AfIF)
    Total facility amount: 28,000,000.00

    The CU2a corridor forms part of the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s (WAEMU) road network, a major trade route for the region. Providing transport connections...

  • Facility(ies): Africa Investment Facility (AfIF)
    Total facility amount: 28,000,000.00

    The Bamako - San Pedro corridor between Mali and Ivory Coast provides an alternative route to open up access from landlocked countries in the hinterland to the Gulf of...

  • Facility(ies): Africa Investment Facility (AfIF)
    Total facility amount: 17,470,000.00

    Initiated in 2007, the Central Africa Backbone (CAB) project aims to install terrestrial optical fibre links that interconnect countries in the Central Africa region....

  • Facility(ies): Africa Investment Facility (AfIF)
    Total facility amount: 19,110,000.00

    The Port of Mombasa plays a vital role in the transport network of East Africa as it serves a region of over 250 million people and handles traffic to Kenya, South Sudan...

  • Facility(ies): Asian Investment Facility (AIF)
    Total facility amount: 6,000,000.00

    The MIFA Debt Fund, co-funded by KfW, the German Development Bank, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is the first ever initiative of its size to exclusively target the poor in Asia...

  • Facility(ies): Asian Investment Facility (AIF)
    Total facility amount: 7,000,000.00

    The Government of Indonesia (GoI) wants to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26% by 2020 (compared to “business as usual”) – and even up to 41% if the country gets appropriate international...

  • Facility(ies): Asian Investment Facility (AIF)
    Total facility amount: 2,500,000.00

    The project aims to promote hydroelectricity in Pakistan by improving the training on offer and renovating the facilities of the Hydropower Training Institute (HPTI) in Mangla, run by WAPDA (the...

  • Facility(ies): Asian Investment Facility (AIF)
    Total facility amount: 5,700,000.00

    Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate-related natural disasters, such as upstream river floods or coastal cyclones from the Bay of Bengal. Annual floods and...

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