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Welcome to our new Pipeline Dataset, which is part of the INDIGO initiative. Here you can explore our new tools to learn about upcoming outcomes-based instruments. Different organisations around the world are designing projects with an outcome focus, such as impact bonds, outcomes funds, payment-by-results projects, social impact incentives, social impact guarantees and market building programmes. These instruments have not launched yet, that is why we call them part of a ‘pipeline’.

We collected this data in partnership with Levoca Impact Labs and with support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office between January and March 2022. We will update this dataset every year. The main goal will be to collect data on the projects that have launched, so we can move them to the Impact Bond Dataset (or other dataset if they are not an impact bond project). It is possible that some pipeline instruments will not move to the implementation phase. Valuable learnings come from the stage of design and we aim to capture them and offer them to the community of practitioners.

Data Definitions: The data definitions associated with this dataset are detailed in the INDIGO Data Dictionary. You need to click on ‘Data Dictionary’ and then ‘Pipeline’. You can find a definition for the different types of instruments in this Dictionary.

Are you interested in a particular project? Download the spreadsheet and you will find the name and email of the practitioner who is working on that project. Have feedback on the dataset or know of an upcoming project and want to share data? Please send us an email at and we will be in touch soon.