Policy Brief

Pay-for-Success Models in Asia Pacific: The Early Movers


About the report:

AVPN  Asia  Policy  Forum  (APF)  presents  this  policy  case  study  series,  Pay-For-Success  Models:  Early  Movers  in  Asia,  on  select  PFS  in  Asia  Pacific  that  AVPN  members  are  involved  in.

The  series  aims  to  provide  a  contextual  understanding  of  the use  of  PFS  in  different  markets  in  the  region, specifically in India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.  As  a  follow-up  to  our  Social  Investment  Landscape  in  Asia  and  in  line  with  APF’s  mission  to  develop  an  enabling  policy  environment  for  a  high-impact  Asian  social  economy,  this  series  is  intended  for  policymakers,  foundations,  impact  and  social  investors,  intermediaries,  development  finance  institutions  and  other  practitioners  interested  in  implementing  and  supporting  PFS.  The  objectives  of  the  series  are:

  • To  highlight  the  development  of  different  PFS  instruments  in  the  context  of  the  respective  featured  markets,  with  an  emphasis  on  how  cross-sector  stakeholders  collaborate.
  • To  provide  useful  insights  into  PFS  models  in  Asia  Pacific  and  how  these  models  have  impacted  the  respective  social  economies.
  • To  identify  key  learnings  for  different  stakeholders.  Emphasis  is  given  to  learnings  that  inspire  effective  multi-sector  engagement  and  impact  pricing  and  evaluation

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*View the PFS Brochure here. The PFS Brochure is an abridged version of the findings from the case study series. 

**View the Mandarin version of the full case study series below.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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