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** This is not the latest version of our Data Dictionary. If you want to access the updated version, you can click here**

The International Network of Data in Government Outcomes (INDIGO) is a community of peers from different countries, sectors and policy domains with an interest in sharing data about projects that seek to address complex social problems. The INDIGO initiative includes community activities, a system for sharing data, and various datasets available as open data on the Government Outcomes Lab website. Our flagship dataset is the Impact Bond Dataset.

This is the Data Dictionary for our Impact Bond Dataset. It contains all the variables and data definitions that you need to fully understand these data. It is key to have this document handy if you are using our Impact Bond Dataset data, as it will save you time understanding what data means and how to properly use it for your work.

This version of our Data Dictionary was released in November 2020 and was in force until March 2021, when we switch to a Sphink document. Please find the latest version of our Data Dictionary here.

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Discover the International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO). Here you can explore our datasets, join our events and find out more about data sharing in the field of social outcomes.

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