Frontier Brokers supports four lighthouse models that are testing ways to better meet social enterprises' capital needs. These initiatives have intentionally applied a gender lens to ensure gender equality and empowerment outcomes for target communities. DFAT also supports the Frontier Brokers through a Brokers Network mechanism to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Innovative approaches to forming partnerships, learning and iterating based on lessons from implementation and market needs, and co-creation in both procurement and implementation have been core features of this component.
Asia Pacific Notes Series, BIDUK, Equity@Scale, and Impact Connect all have been launched. They were selected through DFAT’s first procurement that applied co-creation from among 40 expressions of interest received and 13 final proposal from 25 co-creation participants.
Frontier Brokers launched in 2019, and development impact data will be available in 2021.
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To ensure a gender lens is applied to future DFAT programs, it is necessary to