Scaling Catalytical Capital Deployment to Address the Informal Settlements Crisis

The project was designed based on the flagship report: Informal Settlements: No Longer Invisible,” launched by the GSG policy team in July 2022, which aims to increase awareness about urban resilience and the crucial role of the private sector, establish a transparent and action-oriented knowledge hub for place-based impact investing, and create interdisciplinary foundational work in this field. This report serves as a global call to action, inspiring action-oriented efforts to implement scalable solutions effectively. Under the scope of this report and in strategic collaboration with GSG, EYDK has implemented the Turkish part of place-based impact investment initiatives similar to those being carried out in Colombia.

Three main outputs have been developed within the framework of the “Scaling Catalytical Capital Deployment to Address the Informal Settlements Crisis” Project, which was implemented in partnership with The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and with the support of the Catalytic Capital Consortium (C3). Following the “The Potential of Urban Healing Advancement in Turkiye Report” launched in January 2023 and the “Resilient Cities of the Future Workshop” held in March 2023 and its final report, the “Demystifying Urban Healing and Advancement: Instruments and Strategies” Report was published as the last output of the project.

You can find these reports here

Launched in 2019, C3 is an investment, learning, and market development initiative created and led by the MacArthur Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Omidyar Network. The three partners jointly fund the $10 million C3 Grantmaking program, which focuses on engaging investors, advancing research, networking, peer learning, and other field-building activities to increase the knowledge, awareness, and use of catalytic capital around the globe.