New to outcomes-based contracting? Here are some jargon-free introductions to the various types of approaches
This guide offers an introduction to outcomes-based contracting, including its place among other methods of contracting out public services, the theoretical pros and cons, and the evidence to date.
New to impact bonds? This user-friendly guide will explore what impact bonds are, the evidence to date and how they work in practice in different countries around the world.
This guide introduces outcomes funds. It explores what they are, their purpose and looks at their key features.
This guide introduces social impact investing, offers key definitions and concepts. It also explores its relevant to impact bonds and outcomes-based contracts.
Explore our datasets, case studies and publications to learn more about the latest research on outcomes-based contracting
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A collection of in-depth case studies of impact bonds around the world
View the latest reports, evaluations and more on outcomes-based contracting
A glossary of key terms and working definitions around impact bonds and outcomes-based contracting
Interested in designing and managing outcomes-based projects? We have prepared some tools and guidance to help
We have a range of guidance to support you develop impact bonds, from setting and measuring outcomes, to awarding the contract and pricing outcomes.
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Our Executive Director Nigel Ball reflects on recent events in the UK which have brought transparency in public procurement to the fore.
08 Jun 2021
In this blog, Tanyah Hameed draws on a recent Engaging with Evidence session to consider the contribution impact bonds might make to COVID-19 recovery. She examines lessons from four policy areas, and considers how they can inform future practice.
12 Jul 2021
In this blog, the authors of a new report discuss some of the typical challenges, and best practices to help address them, when contracting for results-based financing programmes.
13 Jul 2021
In the most recent Engaging with Evidence session, we examined the state of play of social outcomes contracts across Europe. In this blog, Tanyah Hameed considers the lessons from the SOC experience in five different countries.
9 Jun 2021, 1:53 p.m.
For our last Engaging with Evidence session, we brought together academic and practitioner perspectives to take stock of the global landscape of outcomes funds. Read Research and Policy Associate Tanyah Hameed's reflections on the session.
12 May 2021, 9:51 a.m.
Sam Magne from The National Lottery Community Fund reflects on the latest evaluation of the Commissioning Better Outcomes programme and on an ambitious plan to make specialist family services available, pan-London wide, to children on the edge of care.
21 Apr 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Policy and Engagement Manager Andreea Anastasiu considers some of the challenges facing effective evidence-based policymaking, and shares three ingredients for better use of evidence in policy and practice tried and tested through the GO Lab's work.
8 Apr 2021, noon
Ian Taylor and Nigel Ball examine a recent setback in the commitment of businesses to generating broader social value, and consider its wider implications for the role of government in encouraging responsible business practices.
1 Apr 2021, 1 p.m.
Anne Davies and Ruairi Macdonald reflect on the Oxford Procurement of Government Outcomes Club’s response to the UK Government’s Green Paper, Transforming Public Procurement.
10 Mar 2021, 9:49 a.m.
Tanyah Hameed from the GO Lab reflects on key insights from the second session of our Engaging with Evidence series, on the FCDO's development impact bonds in Asia and Africa.
10 Mar 2021, 9:40 a.m.