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 provides an introduction to relational contracting in the public sector, explaining what it is, the potential benefits and challenges, and how to adopt a relational approach.
This guide introduces outcomes funds. It aims to document and describe outcomes funds around the world and identify lessons for future fund design.
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
Developed in consultation with a wide range of practitioners to support projects being established under the UK Government’s Life Chances Fund.
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.
Are you thinking of running an impact evaluation for your project? Check out our new Impact Wayfinder! We'll help you find the right evaluation for you according to the focus of your organisation and the scale of your project.
Connect with others through our global directory, read the latest blogs, join our events and more.
Read the latest opinion and insights from the GO Lab network
Find out the latest news from the GO Lab and across the sector
Join our events, from webinars, regional events to international conferences
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.
We're delighted to invite the submission of research abstract proposals and practice-focused presentations for this year's Social Outcomes Conference 2024. Click here to find out more.
17 Jan 2024, 2 p.m.
We are delighted to announce the 2024 Government Outcomes Lab Visiting Fellows of Practice, a leading group of practitioners from across the public, voluntary and private sectors. Click here to find out more about this year's Fellows.
12 Jan 2024, 8 a.m.
We're delighted to announce that we're now accepting applications to our 2024 Leading Cross-Sector Partnerships programme.
11 Dec 2023, 5 p.m.
Check out February's global Impact Bond Dataset snapshot. We are delighted to share our newer and more user-friendly snapshot design, which makes accessing those key data updates all the easier.
15 Feb 2024, noon
Check out August's global Impact Bond Dataset snapshot. We are delighted to share our newer and more user-friendly snapshot design, which makes accessing those key data updates all the easier.
18 Jan 2024, 2 p.m.
7 Dec 2023, noon
We are delighted to share that our Research Director Eleanor Carter and former Executive Director Nigel Ball have contributed a chapter on social outcomes contracting in the new publication, Social Economy Science.
16 Nov 2023, 5 p.m.
Our Research Director Dr. Eleanor Carter joined Ipsos to discuss how place-based policy initiatives can be improved and what policy-makers should consider to fully harness the potential of place-based policy making.
15 Nov 2023, 5 p.m.
8 Nov 2023, noon
3 Oct 2023, 1 p.m.