Nearly 100 social impact bonds have been launched since the first SIB in 2010.
Development impact bonds, or DIBs, on the other hand, haven’t made as much traction. Only three have taken off in low-income and emerging markets; 25 are in development.
A new report, Impact Bonds in Developing Countries, highlights the predominance of philanthropic funders in DIBs, compared to SIBs, which are often backed by commercial capital. They also tend to tackle different issues.
Health is a big one for DIBs, finds the report, by blended finance network Convergence and Brookings’ Center for Universal Education.
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