Social Finance Publishes "Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years"

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | by Social Finance

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Interventions

On July 5th, 2016, the Social Finance global network launched its first white paper on the state of the Social Impact Bond/Pay for Success market. The paper looks back to the launch of the first Social Impact Bond in Peterborough in 2010 to chart the growth of this emerging global movement. 

Key highlights of the report:

  • 60 projects launched in 15 countries
  • Over $200M raised in investment
  • 90,000 people reached through the programs
  • 22 projects have reported performance data
  • 21 projects indicate positive social outcomes
  • 12 projects have made outcome payments, either to investors or to be recycled into service delivery
  • 4 projects have completed and fully repaid investor capital