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Insights from the UK's Commissioning Better Outcomes Evaluation


In this session, we will focus in particular on six core characteristics of the social impact bonds (SIBs) supported through the Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund (CBO). We will also explore how the underlying motivations for developing a SIB project influence these characteristics, and how in turn they influence the delivery and impact of SIB projects.

Part I

2.00pm -  Welcome

Overview of the session and introduction of speakers

2.10pm - Context setting

Philip Messere, Funding Manager at the National Lottery Community Fund, will offer a general overview of the Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund and its aims.

2.20pm - Key findings from the Commissioning Better Outcomes Third Update Report

We will joined by two of the main authors of the CBO Third Update Report to discuss its main findings: James Ronicle, Director of Ecorys, and Neil Stanworth, Founding Director of ATQ Consultants.

Part II

2.50pm - Panel discussion and audience Q&A

Speakers will explore three areas of inquiry related to the development & deployment of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs):  

  • Design: How SIBs can vary in design, and the need to align their design to one's aim.
  • Delivery: The factors that influence delivery of SIB projects
  • Impact: The emerging evidence on the benefits of using a SIB model

2.25pm - Concluding remarks

3.30pm - Close