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Though many consider all green finance innovative, most instruments are conventional and could be improved by a heightened emphasis on results.
All investments carry risk. Pay for success projects are no exception.
Measuring the impact of spending on social programs is critical to making sure we get the most bang for our scarce government bucks.
Recidivism is a measurable outcome and metrics like costs per occupied bed in a facility like Litchfield show a clear financial benefit associated with fewer people reoffending.
Can the benefits of entering kindergarten with a strong foundation be quantified? What’s a reasonable amount to pay for preschool programs that successfully improve children’s outcomes?
Early childhood education is critical for healthy growth and development, but many children don't receive the programs they need. Pay for success can help scale programs that work.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's poverty plan signals progress toward more evidence-based policies, but a few questions remain.
What could change for PFS under new legislation?
Evidence is the baseline and the endgame of pay for success projects. But for programs without a strong evidence base, policymakers can still take practical steps to manage risks.
Whether you’re just curious about pay for success financing or a seasoned stakeholder, our new suite of tools and resources can help guide you.

The Future of Federal Antipoverty Programs

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The Future of Federal Antipoverty Programs

How will transformative policy changes affect millions of American families?

Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

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