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.
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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.
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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.
The Skill Mill is a social enterprise which employs young ex-offenders, working on environmental projects across the UK.
23 May 2023
This social impact bond supports vulnerable young people in the city of Buenos Aires to access skills and employment training so that they can secure and maintain jobs.
10 Mar 2023
The humanitarian impact bond aims to expand and improve the efficiency of physical rehabilitation services to people that have a physical disability and require a mobility device.
27 Feb 2023
The Ministry of Justice, Japan Social Impact Bond (SIB) was set up in 2021 to provide learning support for juvenile parolees. This is the first SIB commissioned by the Japanese central government.
17 Feb 2023
The Quality Education India DIB was set up in 2018 to support education providers in India to improve learning outcomes for primary school children aged 5-11 across 600 schools in Delhi and Gujarat.
9 Dec 2022
The DN2 Children’s Services Social Impact Bond aims to provide children and young people aged between 10 and 17 with a stable and nurturing environment that is conducive to their well-being and improved educational outcomes.
This was the first DIB to launch worldwide and seeks to support 15,000 girls in Rajasthan, India.
14 Oct 2022
This case study reflects on the experience of the ‘In their hands’ project, the world’s first Development Impact Bond with a focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
4 Sep 2022
MHEP involves five place-based outcomes contracts (i.e., five SIB projects) that support people experiencing mental health issues or learning disabilities to find and remain in competitive, paid work in the UK.
2 Sep 2022
The Innovation Fund Impact Bond was the first early childhood development SIB to be launched in South Africa. It seeks to improve early childhood learning and development outcomes in the Western Cape.
26 Aug 2022