DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

17 Apr 2014 | Vibeka Mair

The UK is to launch the first development impact bond - an international version of the social impact bond - International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.


DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

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Portsmouth students union first in England to become a charity

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RSPB flies into Westminster

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Man jailed for stealing funds to support his charity

The founder of a prisoner support charity People’s Opportunity to Work Trust has been jailed after committing a series of banking frauds in a bid to raise £2.5m to support his charity when its money ran out.

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