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
We are the International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO). Here you can explore our datasets, read our latest news, join our events and find out more about data sharing in the field of social outcomes.
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.
We've partnered with Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy(CIPFA) to develop a toolkit for public managers planning to assess VfM of outcomes-based contracting programmes, or any public programme with an outcome-focus.
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At the GO Lab, we host a selection of peer learning groups that aim to support learning and knowledge on outcome-based approaches. Read more on our different groups and upcoming sessions here.
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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 deep dive article, MPP students Carolina Douek and Mayra Gramani explore why Brazil has not (yet) launched a social impact bond, examining the barriers to SIB development and how they may be overcome.
02 Sep 2021
In this deep dive blog, Dr Chih Hoong Sin, Chair at Traverse, explores the Abu Dhabi government's wider strategy for embedding outcomes at the centre of how it aspires to conduct business.
14 Sep 2021
With just two weeks to go until this summer’s edition, we caught up with Hack and Learn masterminds Juliana Outes Velarde and Gautam Krishnamurthy to understand a little more about how this unique hackathon works.
12 Aug 2021, 11 a.m.
Sam Magne, Knowledge & Learning Manager at The National Lottery Community Fund reflects on a recent mid-point evaluation of the Ways to Wellness Social Impact Bond and draws a risk-readiness lesson for other commissioners and providers.
3 Aug 2021, 1 p.m.
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, 3:06 p.m.
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.
7 Jul 2021, 1:23 p.m.
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.