Five years ago, the first Dutch Social Impact Bond was launched: Buzinezzclub Rotterdam. Eleven of these result-financing constructions followed, with Social Finance NL in many cases functioning as a link in the triangular relationship between financier, entrepreneur and government.
On the occasion of ‘5 years SIBs in Holland’ on April 1st, we made an overview of the eleven deals. We collected data and interviewed parties involved about their experiences with the SIB: is everything going according to plan? Are results already measurable? What could be improverd? Based on the conclusions drawn, we formulated a number of recommendations to enable us to use the instrument even better. We handed the first copy to State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment, Tamara van Ark.
On to ten years of SIBs!