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 aims to document and describe outcomes funds around the world and identify lessons for future fund design.
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.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Julie Battilana will deliver the Social Outcomes Conference 2022 keynote speech on Thursday 8 September.
10 Mar 2022, 6:45 p.m.
We are delighted to share an interim report from the primary evaluation of the Life Chances Fund (LCF). Click here to read the full report.
10 Feb 2022, 3:03 p.m.
Check out April'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.
1 Apr 2022, 9 a.m.
Check out this month'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.
1 Sep 2021, noon
This month’s policy briefing includes efforts to assess the value of outcomes-based contracts, the need to include a more diverse set of considerations in the policymaking process, and the latest INDIGO news.
31 Aug 2021, 3:10 p.m.
This month’s policy briefing examines how voices often left out of the policy debate might be heard, shares some of the latest evidence on impact bonds, and explores some of the challenges of innovative social programmes.
11 Aug 2021, 10:36 a.m.
The GO Lab and our partners at the Georgetown University, Ashoka University, the University of Cape Town and INSPER are delighted to share our March 2021 – Hack and Learn Technical and Learning Report.
9 Aug 2021, 4 p.m.
9 Aug 2021, 10 a.m.
We are looking for outstanding individuals with an extensive track record of public service and a commitment to the mission of the GO Lab. Click here to find out more.
7 Jul 2021, 11 a.m.
In this month’s policy briefing, we examine the need to go beyond rules to bring accountability to public services, explore how government can better collaborate with partners, and share the reflections on SIBs and responsible business.
6 Jul 2021, 11:09 a.m.
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.