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We work with donors and governments to design more effective and cost-efficient outcomes-based contracts; bringing new rigour to results-based financing. 

This involves bringing together governments, donors, service providers and investors to design and deliver investment-backed outcomes-based programmes. We raise private investment, which bears the risk around whether outcomes are achieved. The involvement of external risk capital allows for more adaptive service delivery that responds to varied and changing local needs. We are known for our work on Development Impact Bonds. To learn more, see this presentation or briefing note.

Our work spans a range of geographies including sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.  Clients include the World Bank, DFID, USAID, Grand Challenges Canada and the Global Fund.

A closer look

Projects
We are supporting the Palestinian Authority, World Bank & DAI on a Development Impact Bond to open up employment opportunities for Palestinian women and youth
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We are supporting Senegalese and Rwandan partners to develop a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Development Impact Bond to improve the safe collection and transport of faecal sludge (FS)
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We are supporting the Liberian Ministry of Education and philanthropic funders to manage the Partnership for Schools programme
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We are working with Cameroonian and Canadian partners to scale Kangaroo Mother Care for premature and low birth weight infants in Cameroon using a Development Impact Bond
Publications
There is a revolution in development finance. Private financial flows are growing, and developing countries are...