SIBs have advantages but face problems with complexity, scale and evidence, BIG report finds
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SIBs have advantages but face problems with complexity, scale and evidence, BIG report finds

28 Nov 2014 | David Ainsworth

Social impact bonds have several advantages but face challenges to success including complexity, scale and difficulty proving their effectiveness, according to a report commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund.

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