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.
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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.
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A collection of in-depth case studies of impact bonds around the world
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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 Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership (KBOP) impact bond aims to secure better outcomes for disadvantaged Kirklees residents.
3 Aug 2022
The Future Impact SIB aims to support young people aged 15 to 24 with special educational needs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire through education and training programmes to ultimately move into and sustain employment or voluntary work.
22 Jun 2022
The Chances SIB aims to use sport and physical activity to provide new opportunities and alternative life pathways for children and young people in disadvantaged areas whilst improving their health and wellbeing.
31 May 2022
The Village Enterprise DIB is the first-ever development impact bond (DIB) for poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
5 Apr 2022
The Cameroon Cataract Bond was launched in 2018 to support the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute to provide low- or no-cost quality cataract treatment services to low income patients in Cameroon.
22 Feb 2022
This SIB provided skills training and employment support to vulnerable, unemployed individuals in Bogotá, Cali, and Pereira.
The KOTO SIB is the first social impact bond to support refugees into employment. It was set up to facilitate access to employment for refugees and thereby accelerate their integration in Finland.
26 Jan 2022
KMC is an intervention for saving and caring for infants by administering continuous skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding, and early discharge from hospital with follow-up.
12 Jan 2022
Ways to Wellness comprises of a "hub" model of working in which a non-medical link worker trained in behaviour change methods offers a holistic and personalised service to identify meaningful health and wellness goals.
11 Jan 2022
The world’s first social impact guarantee adapts the YMCA's Vocational and Soft Skills Program to support youth into employment and education
4 Jan 2022