The Innovative Finance Foundation (IFF) generates additional, predictable and sustainable funding for social infrastructure and development.
IFF provides a global platform for governments, organisations in development and the private sector to benefit from each others resources, expertise and networks in the domain of innovative financing.
Global solidarity levies: After the air ticket levy, the extractive industries solidarity levy is a breakthrough initiative led by the United Nations Under Secretary-General in charge of Innovative Financing for Development, Philippe Douste-Blazy, and the Innovative Finance Foundation.
So far, 6 African counties have committed to devote a micro portion in the range of 0.1% from their oil, gas, gold and other mining activities as an innovative financing revenue stream to fight chronic malnutrition. This South-south mechanism will be a "game changer" in development finance.
Research, advocacy and implementation of the first extractive industry revenue micro-levy in African countries to finance nutritional interventions for children. Our model shows that a $0.10 cents micro-levy could generate sufficient revenues to significantly reduce childhood malnutrition with substantial long-term positive economic and social impact.
Partners: 6 African counties, United Nations Under Secretary-General in charge of Innovative Financing for Development
Hepatitis kills more people then HIV/AIDS and deaths are on the rise. This project is about formulating a strong "business case” to optimally leverage the advances in the prevention, management and treatment of viral hepatitis in the light of the availability of curative treatment for Hepatitis C and the potential to eradicate Hepatitis B through neonatal vaccination.
Philippe Douste-Blazy is the leading global voice on innovative financing and the key figure behind the air ticket and extractive industry solidarity levies. A UN Under-Secretary General, he is the UN Special Advisor on Innovative Financing and Chair of UNITAID.
Rifat Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University, and the Director of Global Health Systems Cluster. He chaired the STOP TB Partnership and was Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Global Fund.
Robert Filipp is the founder of IFF and a pioneer in creating innovative financing mechanisms including Debt2Health, the DowJones Global Fund Index and the extractive industry solidarity levy. He is CEO of Chiron Capital and a former UN, World Bank and Global Fund official.