Development finance standards

Mobilised private finance for sustainable development


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The OECD has developed an international standard for measuring the volume of private finance mobilised towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our 2023 report on Mobilised Private Finance offers in-depth insights into the portfolios of bilateral and multilateral development co-operation providers, as well as their use of leveraging mechanisms and the challenges and incentives they face in scaling up private finance for sustainable development and climate action.

The OECD methodology, developed in partnership with multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions and the OECD-led Research Collaborative on Tracking Finance for Climate Action, ensures the collection of data using instrument-specific methodologies. Efforts are ongoing to capture the mobilisation impact of technical assistance activities.

Data on mobilised private finance

  • Access the OECD.Stat database that presents main aggregates on mobilised private finance, while addressing the confidentiality constraints of some providers.



  • Total amount of mobilised private finance reached USD 51 billion in 2020.


  • The two leveraging mechanisms that mobilised the largest volumes of private finance were direct investment (in companies and project finance special purpose vehicles) and guarantees, which together accounted for more than half of mobilisation in each year.



  • Africa and Asia accounted for respectively 30% and 27% of total mobilised private finance in 2012-2020.

  • During the nine-year period, most mobilised private finance was allocated to middle income countries, such as Türkiye, India, Ukraine and People’s Republic of China.


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