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March 29, 2016

A new resource for pay for success practitioners

March 29, 2016

You’ve been hearing a lot from the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Initiative (PFSI) lately. Perhaps you attended our event with Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, read our paper outlining the “wrong pockets” problem, or heard about our free training and technical assistance for communities exploring pay for success (PFS). Our team wants to ensure that this growing field continues to root its work in the best available evidence.

We take our role as a knowledge intermediary seriously, so we are excited to announce the launch of our PFS web portal. This resource pulls together the work we’re doing to elevate the debate on this important and innovative financing mechanism. Whether you’re just curious about the concept or you’re a seasoned stakeholder, we have a suite of tools and resources ready for you.

Get started: New to PFS? Check out our introductory resources to learn more about this innovative financing mechanism and how communities use it to tackle major challenges like chronic homelessness and recidivism. Get started with our video outlining the importance of evidence to pay for success.

Blog: Our new blog, PFS Perspectives, features posts on PFS trends from the Urban team and other leaders in the field, including an interesting take on evidence-based practices by Ben Hecht of Living Cities.

Support center: Wondering how to develop, implement, or evaluate a PFS project? Contact Urban experts through the support center.

Library: Whether you’re exploring this model, designing your own project, or thinking ahead to future innovations, our library features the tools you need to take the next step.

Events: Register for upcoming PFS events—including next week’s webinar—or watch archived videos of live events and webinars hosted by PFSI and Urban. 
We look forward to sharing our insights and analysis with the field through this portal, and we hope our contributions help make PFS projects work better for the people they serve.

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