Social Impact Bonds — the first six years


Social Finance has today launched Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years, a new report covering the progress of the Social Impact Bond market in the six years since its inception with the Peterborough criminal justice system SIB.

To date, sixty SIBs have launched in fifteen countries, raising more than $200m in investment for social programmes. The paper details the results of 22 Social Impact Bonds, the global growth of the financial model, the challenges it faces and predictions for its future.

Social Finance has also launched an online global database (currently in beta form) of Social Impact Bonds which can be sorted by country, issue area, investor, payer or service provider, giving a complete overview of live and proposed programmes worldwide.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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