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Our work

Our mission

The Government Outcomes Lab is a centre of academic research and practice based at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Our mission is to improve the provision of public services through research, policy advice and cross-sector collaboration. 

Through rigorous academic research, the GO Lab seeks to deepen the understanding of outcome based commissioning and provide independent support, data and evidence on what works and what does not. Underpinned by its research, the GO Lab provides practical on the ground support to local commissioners, through a mix of in-person and executive education.

The GO Lab was established in 2016 as a joint partnership between the University of Oxford and the UK government. The GO Lab is based in Oxford and is led by a small team of academics and practitioners, supported by a wider network of Fellows of Practice.

Our work
Research

We conduct world-class academic research and share the best available evidence on effective ways to improve social outcomes. 

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Advise

We provide independent, evidence-based advice to local and central government officials who are developing outcome oriented models of public service provision.

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Connect

We champion a collaborative, cross-sector approach that builds on the knowledge and expertise of academics and practitioners alike. 

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Contact us

For more information about our work and how to get involved, you can get in touch with us at golab@bsg.ox.ac.uk