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We aim to be a transparent organization that shares its research and findings. To further that goal, we will be publishing papers on the application of the social impact bond model to low- and middle-income countries. Below we list publications by our staff as well as publications written by others that we consider important.
Publications by Instiglio Staff
Lessons Learned So Far (Community Development Investment Review, The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013). This article was co-authored by Instiglio co-founder Michael Belinsky with Hanna Azemati, Ryan Gillette, Jeffrey Liebman, Alina Sellman, and Angela Wyse of Harvard Kennedy School.
Designing a Social Impact Bond in the Tropics (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Nov. 12, 2012). Five early lessons from implementing SIBs in emerging markets.
A New Wave of Social Innovation Comes to Colombia (Portafolio, Sept. 27, 2012, in Spanish). This article, a first about social impact bonds in Colombia, introduces the innovative concept and discusses potential applications in Colombia and Latin America.
White Paper on Social Impact Bonds in Tuberculosis (Instiglio, Sept. 1, 2012). This paper discusses a potential social impact bond to improve tuberculosis treatment, with an illustrative case for a TB SIB in South Africa.
Private Investment into Social Impact Bonds (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Aug. 8, 2012). This article provides an analysis of the Goldman Sachs investment into the New York City social impact bond for recidivism.
Potential Applications for Social Impact Bonds in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Instiglio, June 2012). This paper proposes potential applications for the SIB mechanism in international development.
Launching the First U.S. Pay-for-Success Contract: Youth Recidivism in Massachusetts (Michael Belinsky and Angela Wyse, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, March 20, 2012). This document offers a summary of the work conducted by members of the Harvard team advising Massachusetts on one of the first social impact bonds in the United States.
Social Impact Bonds: Lessons from the field (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jan. 12, 2012). This article reviews initial experiences creating social impact bonds throughout the world.
Jeffrey B. Liebman, “Social Impact Bonds: A promising new financing model to accelerate social innovation and improve government performance,” Center for American Progress, February 2011. Link.
“A Technical Guide to Commissioning Social Impact Bonds,” Social Finance UK, November 2011. Link.
“Development Impact Bonds,” Working Group Briefing Note, Center for Global Development and Social Finance UK, May 29, 2012. Link.
“From Potential to Action: Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the US,” McKinsey & Company, May 2012. Link.
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