This report uses blended finance data and insights compiled by Convergence to provide an updated analysis of the blended finance market, including blended approaches, sectors, regions, and investor trends. It concludes with reflections on the journey to advancing blended finance at scale, exploring key challenges and progress made to date.
The 2021 edition of the African Economic Outlook focuses on debt resolution, governance, and growth in Africa. Chapter 1 examines Africa’s growth performance and outlook amid the Covid–19 pandemic. It starts by emphasizing on policy options to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the short, medium, and long terms. It also explores the causes and consequences of Africa’s debt dynamics by showing how the changing structure and composition of debt create vulnerabilities.