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A Blended Finance Project in Ethiopia, Start to Finish: What Did We Learn?
In partnership with Global Affairs Canada, the ABG program helped mobilize $79.6M CAD of capital for and supported 6,744 jobs in SMEs that were a part of the program. Of the 6,744 jobs supported (60% of which were for women), 2,632 jobs were created over the life of the program.
- Recognize the role that GAC played in shaping Ethiopia’s investment landscape and SME ecosystem;
- Hear from ABG project beneficiaries and stakeholders about their experience and gain further lessons learned and ideas for future blended finance projects; and
- Share lessons learned and discuss best practices to advance blended finance models to develop SME ecosystems in SSA.