Monthly Archives: June 2012

Growing Interest in Development Impact Bonds

Last week, the New York Times’ Tina Rosenberg wrote about Social Impact Bonds – a new and promising approach to investing in improved social outcomes. Tina provides some good insights on the closely-watched Peterborough Social Impact Bond (SIB) scheme, which … Continue reading

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Prevention and Transformation

There is an emerging consensus across political positions – supported by professional judgement and public opinion – that as a society we need to act earlier to tackle some of our most deep-rooted problems. Government is understandably reluctant to fund … Continue reading

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What If You Could Invest in Development?

Last week, CGD and Social Finance launched a new high-level Working Group to consider Development Impact Bonds, a new mechanism to enable private investment in development outcomes. Owen Barder and Rita Perakis explain. There is nothing new about the idea … Continue reading

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Prevention: risky business?

At Social Finance we’ve been looking at the track record of preventative services in many spheres. In the second part of a series of blogs Harry Hoare looks at the risks involved when preventative programmes are implemented. In my previous … Continue reading

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