How Social Impact Bonds can facilitate a move to strengths-based service delivery and help drive innovation in public service delivery


Chris Fox, Hilary Olson and Harry Armitage


This briefing paper draws together ideas about the next generation of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) that will be better placed to deliver more innovative approaches and act as positive disruptors in local public services. It is based on research in four SIBs managed by Bridges Outcomes Partnerships (Bridges) and ideas developed by researchers at the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation at the University of Southern California.


Download the briefing here Social Impact Bonds 2.0

Full reference

Fox, C. , Olson, H. and Armitage, H. (2020) Social Impact Bonds 2.0: Findings from a study of four UK SIBs, Manchester: MMU