Social Impact Investment 2019

The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development

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This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on Social Impact Investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, bringing new evidence on the role of SII in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state of play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments. Importantly, it provides new guidance for policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries, as well as providers of development co-operation, development financers, social impact investment practitioners and the private sector more broadly, to help them maximise the contribution of social impact investing to the 2030 Agenda. In particular, it provides four sets of recommendations on financing, innovation, data and policy for delivering on the “impact imperative” of financing sustainable development.



OECD Social Impact Investment Market Framework

The 2015 publication Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base, presented the OECD Social Impact Investment Market Framework, an important analytical tool for analysing the social impact investment markets. The framework outlined the ecosystem of investors (supply side), investees (demand side) and intermediaries. It also highlighted that social impact investment should start with the social need being addressed and noted the critical role that the enabling environment of a country can play. This chapter sets an updated framework and contextualises it with examples.


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