Unlocking Finance for the Private Health Sector

In 2019, the US International Development Finance Corporation was established, bringing together the capabilities of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and USAID’s Development Credit Authority. The new entity introduced financial products to bring private capital to low- and middle-income countries. This brief provides USAID missions and implementing partners with an overview of the challenges around the private health sector accessing finance, definitions of blended and innovative financing, information on the US International Development Finance Corporation, illustrative examples of innovative financing, and case studies on health from multiple regions.


Ignacio Estévez and Hafeez Ladha



February 2022
Technical Area
Health Financing
access to finance
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