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.



Perspectives from around the globe

Global and regional studies indicate that social impact investment (SII) markets are growing across the globe. This chapter explores how social impact investment is developing in key regions around the world. For each region, the chapter reviews the current state of the SII market and the main opportunities and bottlenecks for social impact investment. While not exhaustive, the following regions are examined: sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, and Europe.


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