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This in-depth review is part of a series produced as part of an evaluation of the Cameroon Cataract Bond and the DFID DIBs pilot programme, commissioned by the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Department for International Development and undertaken by Ecorys UK.

This case study report covers the Cameroon Cataract Bond, a pay-for- performance loan - also known as a development impact bond (DIB) - designed to provide funding to prevent blindness through the provision of cataract surgeries. The bond aims to provide eye surgeries at a low cost for middle income patients and no cost for low income patients, while enabling the hospital to reach self-sufficiency in five years. The bond also aims to contribute to helping the hospital become a regional training institute for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region after the bond.

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