(Re)conceptualising the Blended Finance Structuring Approach to Catalyse Additional Private Sector Capital into Clean Energy Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Framed as a tool to strategically mobilise private sector capital, it is widely acknowledged that the Blended Finance Structuring Approach (BFSA) holds promise. However, connection to the local dimension is the most significant challenge for financial actors. Therefore, anchored on critical realism as its philosophical approach and Systems Theory/Collaborative Model as its theoretical/conceptual framework, this research proposed the adoption of the Systems Thinking/System Dynamics methodology. It argues that the problems under exploration is not only complicated and trans- disciplinary in nature but also nonlinear with feedback loops, two-way interconnections and interrelationships. Thus, the research, by proactively and systematically identifying potential sensitive intervention points (SIPs) within the BFSA architecture in SSA, will advance our understanding of intervention points of maximum influence that could possibly provide possible future finance flow pathways for clean energy investments in SSA.
Authors: Kehinde Akingbehin, Titus Olaniyi
Published in: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2021)
- Date of Conference: 7-9 December 2021
- DOI: 10.20533/WCST.2021.0005
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-41-9
- Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)