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Impact Bonds: a Result-Based Financing Option  

Impact Bonds are an innovative results-based financing (RBF) mechanism tying financial returns and payments to specific results to incentivize investors and service providers. As governments and development partners seek to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), private investors, along with their capital and expertise, can help meet reach programs that benefit the public good. 
IBWG Meetings at World Bank (Feb 26-27)

GPRBA hosted and co-organized at the World Bank the third IBWG gathering, in which key actors in this nascent group of stakeholders seek to strategize and  link investors with social good outcomes.
10 Common Claims About Impact Bonds

This chart summarizes 10 of the common claims by impact bond proponents, as well as the evidence thus far. A 2017 Brookings study reviewed each of these claims and found some of these claims more substantial than others.  
Impact Bonds Primer

Learn about the components of an impact bond, when it can be applied, and the advantages to investors in this brief summary. 
Case Study: Educate Girls India

Explore how an impact bond is structured differently from most RBF schemes, and the role each actor (investor, intermediary, evaluator, outcome payer) plays. This example shows how a girls' education program was funded.  
World Bank Launches New Impact Bond Targeting Women

Read this press release about the first social impact bond to connect investors with rural women entrepreneurs in India. 
Impact Bonds in Developing Countries; Early Learnings from the Field

This report explores the lessons learned in the development of impact bonds in low- and middle-income countries, bringing together the findings from interviews with stakeholders and research into the impact bond space.
How innovative financing can support entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods

This World Bank blogpot lists "Village Enterprise" as part of the first Development Impact Bond for poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa, with examples of how it can contribute to employment and spur jobs growth. 
IBWG Meeting Participants Explain Benefits of Impact Bonds 

These three video interviews with representatives from SECO, UBS Optimus Foundation and Enabel provide insights into the use of impact bonds for development and social issues. 
Impact Bonds: Addressing Gaps to Solving Social Issues

This podcast presents impact bonds as an instrument to address social issues, linking financial returns and payments to social outcomes. 
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