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Not all targets met – but still a success?

At the end of its three-year term, the first Austrian Social Impact Bond has officially concluded. Since one of the predefined targets had not been achieved, the public authorities are not required to reimburse the upfront funding. At the same time, however, it was announced that the project would continue to receive funding and be incorporated into the standard domain of public operation. Does this mean that the SIB project has failed? Or is it a success? In our opinion, it is a definite success.

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How to give?

Of course we don't have all the answers when it comes to spending. Spending is a private decision which is usually the sum of many previous considerations. The decision about whether to donate locally, for example, or to an organization to which one is personally connected. Or whether one likes to provide support within a specific topic or focus on a specific target group. Additionally, a decision for one thing is inevitably a decision against another - often unconsidered - thing. Ultimately each donation can only go to one place.