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Dr Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Brookings Institution, presenting at SOC19

Date 5 Sep 2019 - 6 Sep 2019

In pursuit of social outcomes: the international conference on impact bonds, outcomes contracts, and beyond

Hosted by the Government Outcomes Lab at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, in partnership with the Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Newcastle University Business School

Day 1 - Thursday, 05th September

Welcome remarks & keynote speech at SOC19
Panel discussion: Still inventing the wheel: Global evidence and experience on impact bonds to date

Concurrent sessions

  • Impact bonds and the welfare state
  • Beyond bean counting: Alternate approaches for valuation
  • Practical lessons and insights from impact bonds implementation in the UK
  • Implications for impact bonds in low- and middle-income country contexts
  • Can impact bonds improve governance, accountability, integrity, and transparency in public services?
  • Impact bonds: the provider perspective
  • Impact bonds across the world
  • Hybridity: Bending and blending across sectors in outcomes-based contracting
  • Who's a party and to what? Impact bond contracts, configurations, and risks 
Panel discussion: Can't get you out of my head: Overly fixated on the SIB tool?

Day 2 - Friday, 06th September

Concurrent roundtable sessions

  • Bold and bright: from idea to implementation at the cutting edge
  • European perspectives on social outcome contracts and outcome funds
  • Capacity development and procurement professionals

Plenary session - Are impact bonds just public-private partnerships (PPPs) with a specified social outcome?

Stéphane Saussier, Sorbonne Business SchoolInga Afanasieva, Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches, World BankSalim Bensmail, John Laing Group

Panel discussion: Are impact bonds just public-private partnerships (PPPs) with a specified social outcome?

 Concurrent sessions

  • Markets in employment support
  • Social impact bonds at scale
  • Measuring what matters
  • Alternative takes on investment
Panel discussion: Rallying Together or Passing the Buck? Exploring new collaborative approaches to public service delivery

Plenary session - Through the looking glass: reducing information asymmetry through availability of project-level data on impact bonds

Christian Pettenkofer, Munich ReMaya Ziswiler, UBS Optimus FoundationGen Maitland Hudson, Social Investment BusinessJosh Pritchard, Reform

Panel discussion: Through the looking glass: reducing information asymmetry through availability of project-level data on impact bonds
Panel discussion: To infinity and beyond! The future of impact bonds and outcome based approaches

SAVE THE DATE! We are delighted to announce that the next edition of the Social Outcomes Conference will take place on 10-11 September 2020. Follow us on Twitter #SOC20 or sign-up to our newsletter for updates regarding the call for papers and the programme.

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