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Social and development impact bonds by the numbers

April 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.

There are 211 impact bonds in 35 countries

The majority of impact bonds are in high-income countries

The majority of impact bonds are in social welfare and employment

There are only 18 impact bonds in developing countries


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