Project detailsIn 2016, it was estimated that over 2.6 million refugees live in camps for over 5 years. In this context, they depend on humanitarian organizations for shelter, sanitary facilities, and more, services which can be expensive and often harmful to the environment. In this context, KOIS delivered a feasibility study to demonstrate the potential of setting up a multi-hundred million dollars leasing facility for the humanitarian sector with a primary focus on solar energy.
Designing better and more sustainable solutions for the humanitarian sector
A Blended finance solar-facility leasing mechanism
Humanitarian crises have become increasingly protracted in nature. Yet, humanitarian organisations have yearly budgets that prevent them from planning for multiple years. Innovative finance can help humanitarian agencies overcome this budgetary constraint and provide more cost-efficient and adapted services to displaced populations.
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European Union Member States have been confronted with the challenge of unemployment for several decades with relatively similar characteristics. Seeking innovative approaches to tackle this common issue, KOIS has supported the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH), in testing the preliminary feasibility of a Pan-European Social Outcomes Contracting (SOC) scheme. In this study, we explore the potential benefits and hurdles of a multi country Social Outcomes Contracting in three pilot countries, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The Crop Trust Food Security Bond: ensuring sustainable funding for the conservation of crop diversity
The Crop Trust is an international nonprofit organization working to preserve global crop diversity – a key element in protecting global food security for future generations.
In 2020, KOIS supported the Crop Trust in testing the feasibility of the Food Security Bond, which is designed to ensure long-term funding for its operations.
In 2020, as a response to the growing need for innovative climate-smart solutions in land use sectors, KOIS supported a major European impact asset manager to set up a catalytic finance facility promoting truly innovative business models in food and land use in Sub-Saharan Africa.