What we do

The Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) is creating change for good. We help to bridge funding gaps, using our innovative financing model, by providing the poorest IsDB member countries with concessional finance for much needed projects in healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure development. This empowers beneficiary governments and provides a sustainable way to drive economic growth and raise living standards of the most vulnerable.

As of today, the challenges facing the poorest countries are as overwhelming as they have ever been. Developed countries have cut their foreign aid budgets, while domestic tax revenues in the least developed and lower middle-income member states of the IsDB are not rising fast enough to replace these budget cuts. Moreover, some pockets of extreme poverty are not covered by traditional development funds due to scale, lack of access, or the need for highly specific project design.