Brief Developing a Collaborative Planning Team
Martha Fedorowicz, Will Engelhardt
Display Date
File
File
Download Report
(357.96 KB)

A collaborative planning team (CPT) is essential for managing the data-related aspects of a project, including those funded through Pay for Success (PFS) or another performance-based financing structure. A CPT is composed of stakeholders with access to administrative data from multiple service systems and could be tasked with gathering and analyzing linked data, understanding the population needs across systems or how services are used, or designing an intervention to address a social problem. The team shares data for a specific project and may disassemble once the data-sharing goals are accomplished. A CPT is different from a working group for integrated data systems (IDS), which establishes ongoing data-sharing, although a CPT can be useful for larger IDS efforts.

Related project page:
Getting the Most Out of Your Community’s Administrative Data

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy
Policy Centers Research to Action Lab
Research Methods Performance measurement and management
Related content
Brief Assessing Feasibility Studies

Pay for success (PFS) shifts the risk of funding a program from traditional funders (usually a government) to investors that are repaid if the intervention achieves predetermined outcomes. PFS doesn’t work for all programs or in all contexts (Milner et al. 2016).

Media Name: guidance_on_collecting_administrative_data_for_pfs_proj.jpg
Administrative data—that is, the information collected by governments and organizations about the people they serve—are a rich resource for strengthening programs and services. But accessing and using such data from the different systems and agencies that house them is often difficult. Moreover, ...