8:30 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT

Past Event

Impact bonds in developing countries

Early learnings from the field

Monday, September 18, 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Citi Executive Conference Center

153 East 53rd Street, 14th Floor (enter building at 601 Lexington Ave)
New York, New York

On September 18, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, in partnership with Convergence, hosted a launch event in New York City for the report “Impact Bonds in Developing Countries – Early Learnings from the Field.” The report documents the experience of a range of stakeholders developing social and development impact bonds in developing countries, and navigates the opportunities, risks, and challenges faced by practitioners in this nascent field, providing a timely update of the state of play. The report also features a deal book with individual factsheets for around thirty of the impact bonds contracted and in design phases in developing countries.

The first panel explored these early lessons in more depth, drawing on the experience of practitioners to understand the challenges and opportunities around structuring and launching impact bonds in developing countries. The second panel focused on the impact bonds in the field of education, learning from the experience of the pioneering Educate Girls impact bond in India.