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This report provides an assessment of the total public value so far created by Social Outcomes Contracts in the UK. The analysis was carried out by ATQ and commissioned by Big Society Capital.

The analysis in this report is based on actual outcomes achieved by some projects up until early 2022, considering the time span since the first SOCs were implemented 10 years ago. The report covers a total of 76 contracts ranging from small experimental projects to major contracts addressing the needs of thousands of people. It excludes a number of past or current contracts because of challenges in obtaining data, or because contracts are too early stage to have results to which we could assign value.

Through an analysis of the data, the report cautiously suggests that there have some signs of palpable value created by SOCs in the UK to date.