Sida and EU blending
Blending refers to the combination of EU grants with loans or equity from public and/or private financiers. Beneficiary resources as well as other financing, such as guarantees, can also form part of the blending. It is recognized as an important vehicle for leveraging additional resources and increasing the impact of EU aid. This publication gives an introduction to what blending is, how it works, and Sida’s involvement in EU blending.