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Social and development impact bonds by the numbers

July 2021 snapshot

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Since 2014, Brookings has developed and maintained a comprehensive database on the global impact bonds market. The below data represents a snapshot from that database updated each month.

For further Brookings research on impact bonds, visit our Impact Bonds Project page.

Impact bonds by the numbers

Majority of impact bonds are in high-income countries


Social welfare and employment impact bonds have been contracted most to date.

In developing countries there are 12 DIBs and 7 SIBs - health, employment, and education are the leading sectors.


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