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Objectives

This survey is a joint effort by the OECD and the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG) to gain a better understanding of the impact investment landscape development in the past four years, as well as to deepen our understanding of successful policies and tools that have been implemented in each country.
The results of this survey will be used by the GSG Evidence-based Policy, Advocacy & Research Work Group as part of a report to be published at the GSG Impact Summit in New Delhi on October 2018. 
They will also feed into the OECD Social Impact Investment Initiative Phase II report, planned for early 2019. A dedicated chapter will present the trends in social impact investment and the opportunities this new financing approach can provide in addressing the SDGs. Most importantly, it shall highlight policies that governments can put in place to facilitate social impact investment.

The GSG Working Group on Evidence-based Policy, Advocacy & Research

The Working Group will map the progress in the global eco-system and policy environment for impact investment since the G8 Task Force (2013-2015), creating a second version of the original task force report “The invisible heart” 4 years later.

The OECD Social Impact Investment Initiative

In the framework of the OECD Social Impact Investment initiative Phase II, the policy work stream aims at:
  • Building a policy framework to assist governments in their efforts to mainstream SII in the context of private sector financing for the SDGs 
  • Mapping existing policies fostering SII in selected countries, in order to better understand their rationale and modalities,  
  • Producing policy recommendations for donor and developing countries on how to promote SII towards the SDGs.
This survey is part of a policy mapping exercise conducted to identify the full set of policies that both OECD and non-OECD countries have put in place to promote social impact investment.
The results of the policy work stream shall form an integral part of the OECD Phase II report, planned for 2018. A dedicated chapter will present the trends in social impact investment and the opportunities this new financing approach can provide in addressing the SDGs. Most importantly, it shall highlight policies that governments can put in place to facilitate social impact investment.

Contact

If you have questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact: DCDPF4SD@oecd.org