Development impact bonds, as a tool, have been around for a few years. While some of the early enthusiasm may still exist, the intervening years and initial experiences of trying to launch DIBs have brought expectations down to earth. Here's a look at what's been learned so far and what's needed to accelerate future DIBs.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is a Senior Reporter at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.