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The Hémisphère Social Impact Fund aims to provide dedicated shelter accommodation for homeless people, refugees and asylum seekers across France.
17 Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi's Atmah SIB is the first social impact bond in the Gulf region. It provides education, vocational training and employment support to a small cohort of students with cognitive impairments.
4 Nov 2021
The Asháninka impact bond was the first impact bond in Latin America. It was launched in 2015 and sought to support sustainable cocoa and coffee production within the Asháninka community, an indigenous community living in the Peruvian Amazon.
19 Oct 2021
This case study takes a close look at the Children’s Welfare Social Impact Bond (SIB) in Finland, which aims to improve the wellbeing of children, young people and families in five municipalities in the country.
16 Jul 2021
This case study takes a close look at the Occupational Health Social Outcomes Contract (SOC). The project aims to reduce short-term sick leave and improve health outcomes for employees of two Swedish local authorities.
16 Jun 2021
The Utkrisht Impact Bond is the world's first maternal and newborn health impact bond. It aims to reach up to 600,000 pregnant women and newborns in Rajasthan, India with improved care during delivery over a five year period.
27 Nov 2020
Multi-Systemic Therapy is a licensed, evidence-based intervention that delivers family therapy in the home through highly qualified therapists over three to five months with the aim of keeping families together and avoiding out-of-home care.
21 Oct 2019
With over half of all rough sleepers based in London, this SIB aimed to get people off the streets and into stable accommodation, thereby increasing prospects of employment or training, and stabilising health. Participants had individual intervention plan
WLZ designed a Collective Impact approach to leverage the local “social assets” around a shared vision. WLZ actively supports each partner and provides a Link Worker for each child, who builds a trusted, lasting relationship with the child.
1 Oct 2019
IAAM supports children in the care of local authorities find permanent homes with adoptive families who had received therapeutic training to deal with their specific needs.
17 Aug 2019