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.
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.
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
18 May 2020, 2:27 p.m.
4 May 2020, 1:28 p.m.
14 Apr 2020, 4:26 p.m.
Nigel Ball, Executive Director of the GO Lab shares what we are doing in light of the Covid-19 outbreak
26 Mar 2020, 4:46 p.m.
26 Mar 2020, 12:09 p.m.
6 Mar 2020, 1 p.m.
27 Feb 2020, 10:48 a.m.
30 Jan 2020, 2:53 p.m.
The GO Lab is inviting the submission of both original research abstracts and proposals for practice-focused presentations for the fifth edition of the international conference on social outcomes.
20 Jan 2020, 10 a.m.
GO Lab announces the 2020 Fellows of Practice - leading practitioners from across the public, private and voluntary sectors who support our mission to advance research and practice in how governments tackle complex social needs
13 Jan 2020, 8 a.m.