Published on December 15, 2015
Social impact investment can provide new ways to more efficiently and effectively
allocate public and private capital to address social and economic challenges at the
global, national and local levels. While these innovative market-based approaches
will not replace the core role of the public sector or the need for philanthropy,
they can provide a potentially powerful means for leveraging existing capital.
This report provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to build the evidence base, in particular for impact assessment compared to existing social service delivery models. The report highlights the importance of further international collaboration in developing global standards on definitions, data collection, impact measurement and evaluation of policies as well as experience sharing between players in the market. International organisations can play an important role in facilitating these collaborations as well as conducting further analysis and data collection.
|Foreword and acknowledgements|
|Overview of social impact investment|
|The Social impact investment framework|
|Definitions and characteristics of social impact investment|
|Context setting: Differences in social needs and service delivery across selected countries|
|Social impact investment market data: Initial findings|
|Policy actions and implications|
|OECD Expert meetings: List of participants|