I think that the SPA is a step in the right direction to accelerate social progress that follows the example of successful initiatives in other countries. The decision to narrow the focus to impoverished, destitute and forgotten community is a good one and allows a more targeted approach. As of the current phase, I think that relying only on the direct costs to act as a benchmark tool for social financing is very misleading and more needs to be done. A suitable metric system to evaluate impact should be implemented that covers more than just the intervention costs saved by the government, as many positive effects of an investment may not be clear (Florman, et al., 2016, p. 5). The data in the SPA for direct costs are also reliant on cases that are reported to the relevant authorities, which means the scale of the issues is underestimated, such as teenage pregnancy, baby dumping and abuse where they are significantly under-reported (UNICEF, 2009). Aside from these issues, I think that the future steps planned for SPA 2, such as including more data on indirect costs and fine-tuning methods to measure outcomes, is very encouraging to meet the AIM’s goals. (Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, 2017, p. 159).