Innovative finance for mine action

24 June 2021

Over 5,000 people are killed or injured each year by landmines and other explosive remains, and hundreds of thousands of square kilometres of land remain unusable due to mine contamination. As such, mine and explosive remnants of war contamination continues to pose a considerable humanitarian and development threat to affected countries.

Reducing this burden quickly and effectively requires significantly more funding and possibly different funding structures to incentivize more efficient mine clearance.  

This report by Social Finance and The HALO Trust outlines the potential of innovative finance to fund and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all stages of mine action, from mine clearance through to restoration of economic and social activity.

Read the report: Innovative finance for mine action (PDF)

We've also published a blog which explains more about our approach and findings.  

For more information about this report, please contact Peter Nicholas ( 


Sign up for the Social Finance newsletters



We'll keep your data secure and won't share it outside of Social Finance, ever. For more details read our privacy policy.