Putting outcomes at the heart of development.

Our International team delivers sustainable impact through outcomes-based approaches, innovative finance and cross-sector partnerships.

Working with governments, funders and service providers we develop new solutions to development challenges and build the market for change globally. We work with our partners to design, structure and deliver adaptive programmes that accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We work across a wide range of low- and middle-income countries, including in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and East and Central Asia.

Unlocking climate finance for social impact

We’re engaging with prominent actors in the voluntary carbon market to understand how high-impact enterprises could unlock carbon revenues. Here are some proposals for collective action.

Innovative finance can help Ukraine rebuild better and quicker

Outcomes-based contracting could have major benefits in fostering effective reconstruction across the country.

Accelerating the design of impact bonds

Five insights from the Mine Fields to Rice Fields development impact bond in Cambodia.

How productising’ innovative finance hurts development

Our Director, Rob Mills, co-wrote this article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on why the pursuit of better social outcomes, not new products, should drive the international development community’s approach to innovative finance.

Machine learning for impact insights

Louise Savell, Director, writes in Impact Entrepreneur about how AI has the potential to be a game-changer in the impact economy, particularly in bridging the gap between academic research and practice.

How Argentina’s first social impact bond transformed employment prospects for young people

Young people in the poorest parts of Buenos Aires face significant challenges in entering the labour market. The country’s first social impact bond sought to change that.

Designing an outcomes fund for education results

A series on the experience of Global Affairs Canada in structuring an outcomes fund in Colombia.

Is an outcomes-based approach or impact bond right for me?

Four dealbreaker questions to ask.

Social outcomes contracts & system strengthening

A conceptual framework for use by researchers and evaluators, as well as practitioners and governments.

Skills training that works

A major test of a new approach to skills training for unemployed youth is underway in Palestine.

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