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Social and development impact bonds by the numbers

January 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


The majority of impact bonds are in social welfare and employment

There are not many impact bonds in developing countries.



Sarah Osborne

Senior Research Analyst - Center for Universal Education

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