Phase One Investments

The Impact Programme’s market-building activities seek to reduce the constraints in the impact investing value chain and make the practice of impact investing as effective, as efficient and as attractive as possible to investors, intermediaries and enterprises.

Our five strategic areas
The Impact Programme’s market-building strategy will address practical issues associated with market constraints and support practical solutions under five strategic areas. These are areas where we believe we can add most value to building the market for impact investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Solutions supported by the Impact Programme will refine existing ways of doing things, making it easier and, typically, cheaper for actors in the impact investment market to find and implement interventions and ways of working that work for them. Where needed, the Impact Programme will also fund new and innovative approaches.

These market-building interventions will be implemented by organisations who are well placed to catalyse change across or within the impact investment value chain. Grants are provided to support initiatives and interventions that respond to the Impact Programme’s priorities and meet its selection criteria. These criteria and the application process are detailed here.

To learn more about the partnerships and programmes supported by the Impact Programme by theme, see here:

  • Open Up Sources of Finance

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  • Improve Impact Measurement

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  • Build Fund Manager Capacity

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  • Bridge Information Gaps

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  • Support Deal Flow

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