Many DFIs share the same clients or invest in the same industries yet require clients to report their activities based on different sets of criteria.

The Harmonized Indicators for Private Sector Operations standardize these criteria and reduce the administrative burden of shared clients, allowing them to focus on what matters most: delivering results on the ground.

Supporting the Private Sector

Many private sector entities receive financing from multiple DFIs. As a result, they are often required to report on their activities multiple times, but with different criteria that depends on the reporting requirements of each DFI involved.

These clients carry an added administrative burden that can be reduced by harmonizing the definitions of at least some of these indicators.

Better Data for Smarter Investments

Shared standard indicators will provide development institutions with an aggregate data set to help facilitate collaboration and learning among development practitioners and institutions and help DFIs to better understand the impact of their investments.