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Development effect assessment tool (DEAT)

KashaWe strongly believe that financiers’ leverage is at its greatest when they select what to invest in. Finnfund aims to invest in financially viable and economically, socially and environmentally sustainable projects that have the greatest possible impact.

Our key tool for preliminary screening of investments before making an investment decision is the Development Effect Assessment Tool (DEAT). The tool builds on our Theories of Change and the joint work conducted by development finance institutions.

Each potential investment gets an impact score, which consists of strategic relevance (e.g. its climate and gender impacts), contribution to markets and local economic development, and the additionality of Finnfund’s financing.

You may explore the tool here: Finnfund DEAT: scoring and definitions (pdf)

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