Blending in the water and sanitation sector
Blending is an instrument for achieving European Union (EU) external policy objectives, complementary to other aid modalities and pursuing the relevant regional, national and overarching policy priorities. Blending is the combination of EU grants with loans, risk capital or guarantees from public and private financiers. The idea behind the instrument is that the EU grant element can be used strategically to attract additional financing for important investments for development in EU partner countries. This and three other sector reference documents provide basic information on the main... supported sectors in EU partner countries and on how potential support can be provided by EU blending operations in: - energy; - transport; - water and sanitation; - private sector development. The four sector reference documents complement the Guidelines on EU blending operations, which is the central guidance document on blending operations and which summarises the key features, modalities and operational aspects of blending applicable to all sectors. The main audience for these documents is the staff of the EU Delegations and of the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (European Commission) Themes: Development aid, Public health, Development policy
- Subject: decontamination, development aid, development policy, drinking water, financial instrument, guide, industrial policy, international cooperation, international instrument, investment, public financing, public health, regional cooperation, transport infrastructure, urban infrastructure, water management, water resources, water supply