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The INDIGO Impact Bond Dataset is the most comprehensive publicly available dataset on impact bond projects. This report provides headline insights and analysis based on the dataset, offering an accessible overview of the global impact bond landscape.  

The first section analyses the countries leading the way with impact bonds in a number of categories, as well as the distribution of projects across different policy sectors. The second section provides an overview of international impact bonds - projects where at least one of the outcome payers is located in a different country to the location of service delivery. The final section features the projects of the Life Chances Fund, with a more in-depth set of data visualisations. 

This is the first in a series of biannual insight reports on the adoption of impact bond projects globally. It is intended to be accessible and useful to practitioners and researchers. This report reflects the state of the Impact Bond Dataset as of 01 July 2021. As we are constantly updating our dataset, it is advisable to check the latest figures in our Impact Bond Dataset site.  

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