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Victorian Government to explore use of social impact bonds

The Victorian Treasurer has issued a media release entitled, Exploring innovative ways to tackle social issues. “As outlined in the Victorian Budget 2016/17, the Labor Government will examine Social Impact Bonds as a way to introduce, develop and test new … Continue reading

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US report examines performance systems for social service programs

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has published the report, Building performance systems for social service programs : case studies in Tennessee (PDF 965kb). “Part 1 of this report examines performance-based contracts and their use by the State … Continue reading

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US GAO releases report on social impact bonds

The Government Accountability Office GAO) in the United States has released the report, Pay for success : collaboration among federal agencies would be helpful as governments explore new financing mechanisms (PDF 6.3MB). Pay for success are also known as Social … Continue reading

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New Brookings report examines social impact bonds

A new report from United States think tank the Brookings Institute has been released. The potential and limitations of impact bonds : lessons from the first five years of experience worldwide (PDF 1.7MB), the study “provides, Clear definitions of the … Continue reading

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UK government announces new social impact bonds

In a news item entitled, New social impact bonds to support public services, the UK government has announced several new bonds, “to help disadvantaged young people, children in care and those with long term health conditions and mental illness.”

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New Australian report released on impact measurement

A new commissioned by a partnership between National Australia Bank (NAB), The Difference Incubator (TDi) and Benefit Capital has been released. The report entitled, Impact measurement : exploring it’s role in impact investing (PDFR 5.8mb), “explores[s] impact measurement from an … Continue reading

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NSW Government releases Social Impact Investment Policy

The New South Wales Government has released a,  Social Impact Investment Policy (PDF 90kb). “The policy … sets out how the Government will grow a social impact investment market in NSW. It includes 10 actions to: -deliver more social impact investment … Continue reading

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UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions speech on impact investment and government

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, gave a speech at the Social Impact Investment Taskforce conference entitled, The role of government in social impact investment, in which he states “So the … Continue reading

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International report on Impact Investment

The Social Impact Investment Taskforce has released an international report entitled, Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets: Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital for public good (PDF 1.45mb). The Social Impact Investment Taskforce is an independent taskforce launched … Continue reading

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UK report on Social Impact Bonds and Homelessness

The Department for Communities and Local Government has released a report entitled Qualitative evaluation of the London Homelessness Social Impact Bond: first interim report (PDF 1.25mb).  The London Homelessness Social Impact Bond “was designed to bring new finance and new ways … Continue reading

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