Learnings from the field : Financing climate-friendly water infrastructure in fragile contexts

In the summer of 2021, part of the KOIS team went on field visits to Jordan and Iraq. Their findings will help structure a blended financing facility to fund long-term water infrastructure in fragile contexts together with UNICEF.

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Launch of a Social Impact Bond to support Médecins du Monde jail diversion programme for homeless people in Marseille

Launch of a Social Impact Bond to support Médecins du Monde jail diversion programme for homeless people in Marseille

We are delighted to announce the launch of the AiLSi social impact bond. Operated by Médecins du Monde, this project aims to offer homeless people suffering from severe mental illness and facing justice an alternative to imprisonment through housing and intensive care.
Structured by KOIS, this social impact bond is the largest in terms of amount ever launched in France. It is invested by the European Investment Fund (EIF), BNP Paribas, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts and INCO, with outcome funding from the French government.

Serena shares her views about the progress of the innovative finance industry

Serena shares her views about the progress of the innovative finance industry

Our partner, Serena Guarnaschelli, was invited to exchange her views about the innovative finance industry with Sam McManus, Director of Uxolo Development and Impact Finance. She touches on key topics such as the role of public and blended finance for development purposes, the progress of climate finance and the role of the Sustainable Development Goals to align different actors.

$14m Development Impact Bond for refugees launches in the Middle East

$14m Development Impact Bond for refugees launches in the Middle East

KOIS and its partners the IKEA Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Norad, the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Ferd are thrilled to announce the first tranche of a new Development Impact Bond (DIB) for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. This will fund a micro-enterprise creation programme, delivered by the Near East Foundation UK, to help refugees and vulnerable host communities recover their livelihoods and build their resilience.

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