The enabling mechanism for these activities is the LDC Investment Platform, which is creating new opportunities for UNCDF to expand its support for local infrastructure and businesses in the last mile.
The LDC Investment Platform is helping UNCDF programmes to structure, produce credit ratings and mitigate risks in investment opportunities they have sourced, both from the private and public sectors.
UNCDF has put in place new loan and guarantee policies, strengthened its due diligence requirements and transaction documentation, launched a credit scoring model and enhanced the process to support the selection and approval of relevant loan and guarantee transactions.
When sufficient funding and demand are secured, the platform will be expanded to take into consideration last-mile finance pipelines from UNDP and the wider United Nations Development System.
Least Developed Countries Investment Platform
UNCDF strengthened its legal framework and introduced support tools to field investment staff and has increased human capacities to manage and oversee the loan and guarantee operations, while ensuring robust due diligence, credit scoring and risk assessment.
To ensure development and financial additionality, looks to invest in niche market opportunities where: finance is not yet flowing predictably because of real and perceived risks; the recipient can make productive use of the capital and ensure repayment, UNCDF has the potential to mobilize additional capital flows;
finance is not yet flowing predictably because of real and perceived risks.
the recipient can make productive use of the capital and ensure repayment,
UNCDF has the potential to mobilize additional capital flows.
there is scope to achieve significant development results.
by fulfilling its overall financing mandate with capital deployment, financial advisory services and capital catalysation.
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