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To celebrate our 5th anniversary, the Government Outcomes Lab are delighted to launch “Government Outcomes Lab: The first five years”.

The GO Lab began in 2016 as a partnership between the Blavatnik School of Government and the UK Government’s then Office for Civil Society. We’ve come a long way since then. Our ever-growing team has produced original research, equipped decision makers with evidence, and provided people working on the ground with useful tools to design and manage projects. Alongside governments, other academic institutions, and a wide range of related organisations, we have been able to harness invaluable skills and insights to enhance policy and practice.

This report reflects on our key achievements over the first five years, which have firmly established the GO Lab as a trusted, authoritative global centre of knowledge on cross-sector partnerships for better social outcomes. This report summarises our journey, challenges and triumphs, and provides an opportunity to reiterate our core principles.

Looking to the future, we will strive to continue to nurture our global network around cross-sector partnerships for better social outcomes. As we do this, we commit to provide balanced, clear and open expertise for those seeking to tackle complex social issues.

You can also watch our video below which articulates our work, particularly in social impact bonds, and reflects on some of the key achievements and landmarks reached during our first five years.

Discover the International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO). Here you can explore our datasets, join our events and find out more about data sharing in the field of social outcomes.

Better data for better social outcomes