Posts by Ellen Anderson
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The field of results-based financing has taken root, and several new mechanisms have sprouted – from humanitarian impact bonds to outcomes funds. But while development impact bonds and their many variations are getting attention, too many organizations are working backwards to fit them into a particular program or context, write Kate Sturla and Ellen Anderson at IDinsight. They suggest three questions foundations, investors and intermediaries should ask to first diagnose their objectives, then select the right instruments to meet them.