Attracting investors for public health programmes with social impact bonds

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Abstract

Social impact bonds (SIBs) have emerged as an innovative financing mechanism. This paper explores how health SIBs align with investors’ expectations and the conditions required to attract investors. At present, health SIBs are unlikely to provide sufficient financial returns given their financial risk to attract mainstream investors, so may be better suited to investors who are prepared to accept lower financial returns blended with particular health impact returns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-236
Number of pages12
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Impact investment
  • investment decision-making
  • non-government investment
  • public health expenditure
  • Social Impact Bonds (SIBs)

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