Mainstreaming social impact bonds: A critical analysis
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Finance Research Letters
Social impact bonds (SIBs) are new financial contracts that offer private investors and service providers to fund social services. To date, there is relatively little empirical and theoretical evidence on the performance, advantages, and disadvantages of SIBs. In addition, data pertaining to completed and ongoing SIBs is comparatively sparse, the available literature is mostly thematically-driven, and public disclosure requirements are limited. Through a comprehensive and up-to-date analytical review of the extant literature in the field, we aim to reveal some of these shortcomings and discuss issues that need to be addressed if SIBs are to become a mainstream financing tool.
Thomas Walker, Sherif Goubran, Moein Karami, Adele Dumont-Bergeron, Tyler Schwartz, Kalima Vico, "Mainstreaming social impact bonds: A critical analysis,Finance Research Letters 2022", 103546, ISSN 1544-6123, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2022.103546