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From Potential to Action: Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the US

Posted By Susannah Eastham, Aspen Institute, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This report is a rigorous, data-driven analysis of the potential and capacity for SIBs in the United States. It disaggregated the SIB ecosystem into stakeholder groups (constituents, government, nonprofit service provid- ers, investors, intermediaries, evaluation advisers, and independent assessors), identified the obstacles each group might face, and thought through how those obstacles would affect the ecosystem as a whole.  It studied how SIBs might be applied in two program areas (homeless- ness and criminal justice), and did a pro forma analysis of a SIB in the juvenile justice arena to show how the economics of a SIB could play out. 

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Tags:  Development  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  Impact Evaluation  impact investing  Sector publication 

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The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2012

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This year’s Index of Global Philanthropy and Remit- tances chronicles the continued growth of private financial flows to the developing world and how new forms of giving are poised to change the face of international philanthropy and global foreign aid as we know it today. Among the highlights of the Center for Global Prosperity’s 7th annual Index are:

-Global philanthropy, remittances, and private capital investment totaled $575 billion in 2010 (latest available data), accounting for 82% of the developed world’s eco- nomic dealings with developing countries. While gov- ernment aid grew to one of its highest levels at $128 billion, it accounted for only 18% of total financial flows and continues to be a minority shareholder in the inter- national development landscape.

-Private capital investment flows from all donors, on the heels of the economic recession, regained their posi- tion of prominence at $329 billion, a substantial increase from $228 billion in 2009.

-Total remittances from all Development Assistance Committee (DAC )donors to the developing world were $190 billion, a 9% increase from $174 billion in 2009, once again showing how this steady and stable financial flow is a lifeline to the poor in tough economic times.

-Total philanthropy, while underestimated because many DAC donor countries are still not properly meas- uring it, was $56 billion in 2010, a gain of $3 billion from the previous year. 

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Tags:  access to finance  Entrepreneurship  Global  impact investing  Sector publication  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Perspectives on Progress - The Impact Investor Survey

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, January 7, 2013

Perspectives on Progress - The Impact Investor Survey

JP Morgan and GIIN, January 2013

The third annual survey on the impact investment market sheds light on this nascent and growing market by collecting data on investors’ expectations and experiences in 2012, as well as their plans for 2013.

Tags:  impact investing  investors  sector publication 

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Willingness to Pay for Cleaner Water in Less Developed Countries: Systematic Review of Experimental Evidence

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012
Willingness to Pay for Cleaner Water in Less Developed Countries: Systematic Review of Experimental Evidence

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) recently published a systematic review of the evidence on willingness to pay for clean water in developing countries. The researchers found 5 experimental studies that tested households’ demand for point-of-use water purification technologies (such as chlorine and ceramic filters). The results suggest that while the majority of people understood the importance of cleaner water, and the link to diarrhea, actual willingness to pay for it is often less than the cost of the technology.

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Tags:  development  sector publication  technology  Water 

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Wield entrepreneurship as key foreign policy tool

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012
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ANDE 2011 Impact Report

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

ANDE’s 2011 report on small and growing businesses (SGB) reveals progress and strides in building a new kind of investment community that is committed to both social and financial returns. The 2011 Impact Report is a one-of-a-kind publication offering data on the current state of the SGB sector, the impact of ANDE’s members, and a comprehensive review of its work this past year. 

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Tags:  access to finance  ANDE publication  Development  Economic Growth  Entrepreneurship  Global  impact investing  SGB  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Understanding the BoP from an Access to Opportunities Perspective

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Understanding the BoP from an Access to Opportunities Perspective
May 2013

Understanding the BoP from an access to opportunities perspective. Creating enabling environments for BoP communities in Latin America.

 

Tags:  BOP  Latin America  sector publication 

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The Enterprise Development Report

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

This report  frames the landscape of current Enterprise Development strategies in an effort to understand how these strategies are decided and implemented. Sixty Enterprise Development practitioners from the Top 100 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, representing some of South Africa’s largest ED programs, contributed their time and insights to this study. They shared details about all aspects of their companies’ ED strategies and offered rich, thoughtful commentary on their perceptions of Enterprise Development as a tool. To read more, please click here

Impact Amplifier
& NYU Center for Global Affairs 
July 2013 

Tags:  enterprise development  Philanthropy; impact investing  Sector publication  South Africa 

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Case Study: Honey Care Africa, Open Capital Advisors, Root Capital, Lundin Foundation, Grameen Foundation

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that provide critical financing and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) in the developing world. ANDE members believe that support for SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, produce environmental and social benefits, and ultimately help lift developing countries out of poverty. We also believe that in order to thrive, SGBs need an entire ecosystem that promotes their growth. This series of stories from the SGB sector highlights the power of collaboration among ecosystem actors. To read the full article please click here 
 
ANDE
September 2013

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Economic Growth  ecosystem  SGBs 

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From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy Practical Solutions and Actionable Insights on How to Do Impact Investing

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013

From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy is both an attempt – and an opportunity – to disseminate the best practices and lessons learned from the first movers, early adopters and bold innovators in the field of impact investing, with the goal of further advancing the sector.


World Economic Forum. 
December 2013

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