Journal article

Use of social impact bonds in financing health systems responses to non-communicable diseases: scoping review

Emily Susannah Grace Hulse, Rifat Atun, Barbara McPake, John Tayu Lee

BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

There is an interest to understand how social impact bonds (SIBs), a type of innovative financing instrument used in impact investment, can be used to finance the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This is the first scoping review that explores the evidence of SIBs for NCDs and their key characteristics and performance. The review used both published and grey literature from eight databases (MEDLINE, NCBI, Elsevier, Cochrane Library, Google, Google Scholar, WHO publications and OECD iLibrary). A total of 83 studies and articles were eligible for inclusion, identifying 11 SIBs implemented in eight countries. The shared characteristics of the SIBs used for NCDs were impact investm..

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