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The International Network on Data for Impact and Government Outcomes -INDIGO- is a data and learning collaborative where different organisations share their data on voluntary basis with the aim of creating a series of open data assets and advancing our understanding of outcomes-based contracting. The Impact Bond Dataset and the Pipeline dataset are examples of this collaborative approach. Every six months, we take stock of the new data on projects or upcoming projects and offer a snapshot of the landscape of impact bonds across the world.

This report is focused on education. Focusing on the projects that are labelled as education impact bonds, we provide a comprehensive summary of the geographical distribution, interventions, cohorts and investment amounts from these projects. Looking into the. future, we provide an overview of the upcoming education projects that are part of our pipeline dataset. Building on the evidence collected by the GO Lab – Ecorys systematic review of evidence on outcomes contracts, we summarise the findings and learnings from outcome metrics used in education projects. The main goal of this section is to highlight the complementarity of the Impact Bond Dataset and Pipeline Dataset with the systematic review, using the theme of education as an example.

This report uses data as of 14 December 2022. The Impact Bond Dataset is open to any policymaker, researcher or data enthusiast who is interested in impact bonds; and it can be downloaded here.