Last Updated:
12 Jul 2020

Innovations in Guarantees for Development

Author: Romina Bandura, Sundar R. Ramanujam

The innovative ideas that CSIS have identified in this report range from actions that could be taken by development agencies tomorrow without too much difficulty, such as scaling-up local specialized guarantee providers or establishing new ones, to more bluesky thinking, such as using guarantees as a tool to coordinate clusters of investments in low-income fragile states.

This report sets out to present the virtues and shortcomings of scaling the use of guarantees, with a special focus on opportunities for innovation by actors that operate outside the established MDB business model.