How Blended Finance Can, and Should, Support Gender Equality

Gender inequality remains entrenched in every society across the globe. While the 2030 Agenda calls for “the systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the implementation of the SDGs,” there are still significant challenges in realizing this ambitious goal. One of the largest barriers is the funding gap for SDG 5: Gender Equality. This, however, cannot be achieved solely by the provision of official development assistance (ODA), and requires crowding-in of commercial funding through blended finance.

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Grace Stone
UK and Jordan Host London Initiative for Jordan Growth and Opportunity

17 Asset Management attended “Jordan: Growth and Opportunity, the London Initiative 2019,” a major international conference in London to support investment, growth and jobs for Jordan, co-hosted by the Government of Jordan and the UK Government. Political leaders, bilateral partners and donors, and CEOs joined the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, and His Majesty King Abdullah, who both gave remarks at the conference, along with Mary Bazzal-Nazareth, a Founding Partner at 17 Asset Management.

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Grace Stone