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Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges

Håvard Halland; Michel Noël; Silvana Tordo; Jacob J. Kloper-Owens;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Over the past 15 years, the number of government-sponsored strategic investment funds has grown rapidly in countries at all income levels. This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns—the so-called double bottom line. Through the review of the objectives, investment strategies, and operations of a sample of strategic investment funds, this paper outlines ways in which these challenges have been addressed. The paper suggests that properly structured and managed strategic investment funds can be effective vehicles for crowding in private i...
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