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In this Social Outcomes Conference roundtable session we explored with experts from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia the latest practice and emerging insights around the development of outcomes-focused partnerships, such as social outcomes contracts, development impact bonds and outcomes funds. Building on examples from places as diverse as Spain, Cameroon, South Africa, India and Japan, the discussion focussed in particular on the challenges of moving from pilot programmes to system-wide approaches. 

As outcomes-based partnerships continue to be developed across the world, how are policymakers and practitioners using the evidence and lessons learnt from individual projects to embed a greater focus on social outcomes in the provision of public services more generally? How are governments and their partner organisations working together to scale and sustain the impact of promising approaches? What can policymakers learn from practice elsewhere in the world, and how can we encourage more effective cross-country learning? 

Listen to the audio recording of the session.

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