The Blavatnik School of Government was founded at the University of Oxford with a mission to improve government through teaching, research and engagement with leaders in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The new Government Outcomes Lab builds on this mission, establishing an independent centre of academic excellence for innovative public sector commissioning.

Through rigorous academic research, the GO Lab will deepen the understanding of outcomes-based commissioning (OBC) and provide independent support, data and evidence on what works, and what doesn’t.

Underpinned by its research, the GO Lab will provide practical, on the ground, support to local commissioners, through a mix of in-person and executive education. It will gather data and establish a robust repository of case studies and providing toolkits and metrics.

The Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) is funded through a partnership between the Blavatnik School of Government and HM Government.


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Governments everywhere will benefit from research, data and training which helps them to focus on outcomes and to work better with the private and not-for-profit sectors
Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government

Meet the start-up team for the GO Lab

Frequently asked questions about the GO Lab and Outcomes-Based Commissioning

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