Fi-compass study on the Social Impacts Bond programme under Portugal’s Social Innovation Initiative

21 November 2018

This fi-compass publication explains pioneering European Social Fund (ESF) financing instruments in Portugal that are being implemented during the 2014-2020 programming period through a Social Innovation Initiative with the special focus on the Social Impact Bonds Programme. The study had two main objectives:

  • To provide practical guidance to other Member States willing to implement this type of financing mechanism under the ESF, during the current 2014-2020 programming period;
  • To provide lessons learned and recommendations that could be used as evidence-based inputs for supporting the European Commission in the design of the regulatory framework for the next programming period, namely concerning innovative ESF financing mechanisms.