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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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.
Connect with a global community of practitioners in a range of different roles and contexts
We supported the Covid-19 emergency response through convening others around the emergency response, building an online repository, and online events and partnerships.
To celebrate our 5th anniversary, the Government Outcomes Lab are delighted to launch “Government Outcomes Lab: The first five years”. You can read the full report here.
13 Sep 2021
Here's an overview of all the sessions and the recordings for Day 1 of the hybrid Social Outcomes Conference 2021. We're delighted to have hosted our conference both online and in-person this year.
16 Sep 2021
Thank you to everyone who joined this year's Social Outcomes Conference. We were blown away by the excellent quality of discussions both online and in-person. Here's an overview of all the sessions for Day 2 of SOC21.
21 Sep 2021
Check out this month's global Impact Bond Dataset snapshot. We are delighted to have recently gathered data on six new projects from the Netherlands!
6 Jul 2021, 11 a.m.
We have compiled the latest on impact bonds around the world from our Impact Bond Database. Here is a snapshot of the leading countries on impact bonds and the different policy areas impact bonds are present in.
8 Jun 2021, 6:46 p.m.
In this month’s policy briefing, we highlight cross-sector partnerships around the world, including social outcomes contracts in Europe and SIB variations in Asia, and consider the need for ‘social infrastructure’ in the UK’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
8 Jun 2021, 9:24 a.m.
Check out May's snapshot of impact bonds around the world in their various stages of development and policy areas. We now have data on 207 impact bonds worldwide.
12 May 2021, 10 a.m.
In this month’s policy briefing, we highlight some of the policy lessons being drawn from the pandemic response, consider the role of civil society and business in rebuilding efforts, as well as reflecting on levelling up and impact bonds.
11 May 2021, 8:51 a.m.
It is with great pleasure to announce that Professor Joseph Stiglitz will deliver the Social Outcomes Conference 2021 keynote speech on Thursday 9 September 1pm BST.
14 Apr 2021, 11:57 a.m.
Check out this month's global snapshot of impact bonds around the globe. We've now reached 206 impact bonds worldwide!
13 Apr 2021, 4:40 p.m.
In this month’s policy briefing, you’ll find a report on the long-term societal impacts of Covid-19, reflections on public procurement both during the pandemic and beyond, and insights on impact bonds, collaboration and citizen engagement.
8 Apr 2021, 11:04 a.m.
A diverse group of academics and practitioners submitted a response to the UK Government’s Green Paper on Transforming Public Procurement, calling for more flexibility and longer-term contracts for social outcomes.
10 Mar 2021, 9:32 a.m.
Check out the latest on impact bonds from across the world and discover the policy areas and key stats from sector.
9 Mar 2021, 12:18 p.m.