The Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) is a centre of academic research and practice for outcomes-based aproaches to the provision of public services, based at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. We want to understand when and how a focus on outcomes can be effective for delivering public services, and whether it can be more effective than other options.
We are looking in particular at approaches that encourage collaboration across sectors, like outcomes- based commissioning, impact bonds, and place-based approaches, and are exploring how well they work in practice. We are using the knowledge we create to become the global hub for policymakers and practitioners seeking more and better tools to tackle complex social issues. We seek to answer the practical questions that leaders are asking in their efforts to rally resources and design and deliver programmes to achieve the best outcomes possible. We seek to help governments nationally and locally strengthen their capacity, so they can nurture and utilise the resources available to respond to the needs of their citizens.
The GO Lab was established in July 2016 as a partnership between the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Our team consists of leading academics and professionals from a range of backgrounds across the public, private and social sectors.
Countries: United Kingdom
Policy advice, Research
Child and family welfare, Criminal justice, Education and early years, Employment and training, Health & wellbeing, Homelessness, Poverty reduction
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 614 393