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Published: 20 September 2019

Humanitarian Investing – Mobilizing Capital to Overcome Fragility

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With over 2 billion people living in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, there is a critical need for new models and resources for humanitarian aid and development assistance to meet these challenges. This paper offers an articulation of the humanitarian investing market and its main actors and guiding principles, building upon ongoing work that promotes new models and multistakeholder dialogue to complement, not replace existing humanitarian assistance mechanisms. It aspires to broaden our thinking about investment opportunities that can support vulnerable people and communities as well as challenges the humanitarian and development communities, and investors and corporates alike, to rethink their roles in driving human impact and financial return.

With over 2 billion people living in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, there is a critical need for new models and resources for humanitarian aid and development assistance to meet these challenges. This paper offers an articulation of the humanitarian investing market and its main actors and guiding principles, building upon ongoing work that promotes new models and multistakeholder dialogue to complement, not replace existing humanitarian assistance mechanisms. It aspires to broaden our thinking about investment opportunities that can support vulnerable people and communities as well as challenges the humanitarian and development communities, and investors and corporates alike, to rethink their roles in driving human impact and financial return.

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