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Social impact bonds and beyond

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Finance | Vibeka Mair | 13 Oct 2011

2012 looks set to be the year of social impact bonds. Big Society Capital has said it will invest heavily in the instrument, and a number of projects in the area are under way here and abroad. civilsociety.co.uk takes you through its history so far.

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David Harrison
14 Oct 2011

Assuming they are not still-born, it will be worth keeping your eyes on the development of Social Impact Bonds. In 10 years time we'll see Margaret Hodge's successor at the PAC drilling public servants as to how they managed to get their "trousers taken down" so comprehensively by private sector providers of SIB capital - so few real social outcomes, so much money paid out. SIBs - PFI for the 21st century.

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