Podcast: Gov Innovator Interviews Gordon Berlin About Social Impact Bonds


Andy Feldman of the Gov Innovator blog recently posted a 20-minute interview with MDRC President Gordon Berlin about his recent report, Learning from Experience: A Guide to Social Impact Bond Investing, which offers lessons from MDRC’s implementation of the first social impact bond (SIB) project in the United States.

In the interview, Berlin also reflects on broader lessons from SIB projects to date, including:

  • What types of SIB projects are likely to work best

  • The role of evaluation in SIB projects

  • Why philanthropy could and should play a central role in SIBs