Social Impact Investment 2019

The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development

This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on Social Impact Investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, bringing new evidence on the role of SII in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state of play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments. Importantly, it provides new guidance for policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries, as well as providers of development co-operation, development financers, social impact investment practitioners and the private sector more broadly, to help them maximise the contribution of social impact investing to the 2030 Agenda. In particular, it provides four sets of recommendations on financing, innovation, data and policy for delivering on the “impact imperative” of financing sustainable development.

Published on January 17, 2019


Editorial: The Impact Imperative
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Social impact investment (Infographic)
The impact imperative (Infographic)
Overview: The impact imperative for sustainable development
Social impact investment in the financing for sustainable development landscape
OECD Social Impact Investment Market Framework
Global state of the social impact investment market
Perspectives from around the globe
Policy levers to foster social impact investing
Building the evidence base: Internationally comparable data
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