Posted 17 Dec 2018, 10 a.m.
Each year at the GO Lab we appoint a small group of leading practitioners from across the public, private and voluntary sectors, to help us further our mission to advance research and practice in how governments tackle complex social needs.
The Fellows of Practice come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences - from local government leaders who have pioneered innovative models of public service provision in their communities, to policy-makers who are championing evidence-based approaches to policy development, and practitioners with decades of experience in helping improve public services. This year we are joined by a number of international experts who will work with us on identifying opportunities for shared learning across different countries and strengthening the global community of practitioners and researchers in the field.
The Fellows of Practice will work with the GO Lab across a wide range of projects and activities, focussing in particular on four priority areas:
Transparency & data: explore effective ways to develop a culture of more transparency and openness in the field and build consensus among key stakeholders around the development of a more standardised approach to collecting data on outcomes-based contracts
Peer learning: help nurture locally-led peer learning networks that build on the practical expertise that already exists around contracting options and commissioning; disseminate knowledge and develop solutions that respond to local priorities
Governing collaboration: inform GO Lab’s research work investigating how different place-based collaborative approaches can be used to tackle some of the acute challenges faced by public services and voluntary organisation
International perspectives on social outcomes funding: identify impactful ways to strengthen international collaborations to address shared challenges and barriers to better practice
Fellows of Practice are appointed once a year. If you would like to be considered to join a future group of Fellows of Practice, please speak to us at one of our events and we will be happy to explore ideas on how you might get involved in our work.