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Social and development impact bonds by the numbers

September 2019 snapshot


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


The majority of impact bonds are in high income countries with the U.S. and the U.K. in the lead.


The majority of impact bonds contracted to date are in the social welfare and employment sectors.


In developing countries, there are 9 DIBs and 6 SIBs—health, employment, and education are the leading sectors.


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