22 March 2022, Mr. Robert Kraybill, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Portfolio Management at Impact Investment Exchange, attended as a speaker at an event jointly hosted by OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development Community of Practice (CoP – PF4SD) and the Tri Hita Karana Blended Finance Platform.

 Mr. Kraybill provided insights into the place of impact measurement, monitoring and transparency in blended finance transactions, in particular on the opportunities and challenges they pose to developing country partners.

He quoted the example of the IIX Women’s Livelihood Bond™ (WLB™) Series that uses IIX Values™, a digital tool for impact verification to address the challenges to impact reporting in developing countries and allow the voices of the 99% to be heard.​​  

 In addition, Mr.  Kraybill pointed to the importance of technical assistance as another form of blended finance to support high-impact enterprises such as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to become investment-ready.