IIF Insights: Brief - Health Impact Bonds

As of October 2016, there are 60 active social impact bonds (SIBs). This number has grown from 14 SIBs in 2012 and 38 SIBs in 2014. Of the 60 active projects, five SIBs target health outcomes. This brief will thoroughly examine using Social Impact Bonds in the context of healthcare. It will answer the following questions:

  1. Why create an impact bond?

  2. What conditions are required for a successful health impact bond?

  3. What are the existing health impact bonds, and which are targeting long-term conditions?

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