Social Impact Bonds - Opportunities and Challenges in the Netherlands

October 2015
The Dutch market for social impact bonds (SIBs) is still in its infancy, but its potential to grow into a key public sector funding instrument prompted ABN AMRO to investigate the lie of the land: what are the opportunities and challenges facing SIBs that focus on the fight against crime, labour-force participation, health care, development cooperation and youth care? Drawing on the available literature, interviews and our own experiences, we have arrived at recommendations for investors, intermediaries, (social) entrepreneurs and government agencies across all sectors and the whole range of SIBs. We recognise that these insights might yet need to be fine-tuned in this fledgling market, but hope that this report will contribute to the further development of the SIB market in the Netherlands.

This report is tagged under:

  • Impact measurement
  • Social investment
  • Strategy advice