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Location: Kobe, Japan

Date outcome contract signed (launch date): 2017

Duration: 33 months

Capital raised: total investment amount committed: ¥26,200,000

Intermediary or advisor(s): Social Impact Investment Foundation (Performance Manager); Institute for Future Engineering (Evaluation)

Policy area: Health & wellbeing

Outcome payer: Kobe City

Service Provider(s): DPP Health Partners

Investor(s): Social Impact Investment Foundation; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Retail Investors

Advisor: Social Impact Investment Foundation (Performance Manager); Institute for Future Engineering (Evaluation)

Target population: High risk individuals in Kobe who have not taken medical checkups or who have discontinued treatment

Size of cohort: 105

Outcome validation method: Quasi-experimental

Stage: Implementation

Intervention description

A project to prevent severe diabetic nephropathy, which provides health guidance to high risk individuals who have not taken medical checkups or who have discontinued treatment. The target population is recommended to seek medical advice and a six-month program on health and dietary guidance has been implemented. The objective is to prevent the medical condition of target audience from worsening by seeking medical advice and improving lifestyles, and to prevent the need for dialysis, a shared challenge for advanced nations.

Outcomes

Program completion

  • Definition: Rate of program completion.
  • Baseline: Signed monthly reports from the service provider
  • Maximum Payment: ¥26,200,000
  • Outcome Target (#): N/A
  • Outcomes Achieved: 100%

Lifestyle improvements

  • Definition: Rate of lifestyle improvement.
  • Baseline: Signed monthly reports from the service provider
  • Maximum Payment: ¥26,200,000
  • Outcome Target (#): N/A
  • Outcomes Achieved: 95%

Reduction of kidney function deterioration

  • Definition: Rate at which kidney function deterioration was reduced.
  • Baseline: Signed monthly reports from the service provider
  • Maximum Payment: ¥7,860,000
  • Outcome Target (#): N/A
  • Outcomes Achieved: N/A