Antonella Noya

Working paper

Understanding social impact bonds

Social Impact bonds (SIBs) have attracted much attention in the aftermath of the financial crisis. They have been implemented in a number of countries as they seem to be an attractive proposition for financing the delivery of social services. But SIBs remain a fairly new...

Demographic change and local development: shrinkage, regeneration and social dynamics

Countries across the world are affected in different ways by demographic change at the local level. For example, decline in the urban population due to suburbanisation and de-industrialisation, has resulted in a wide range of socio-economic issues (e.g. increased unemployment rate, decrease in revenue, degradation...