Groups interested in launching collaborative interventions that span different service sectors need to find ways to build trust and share data and insights. Gathering and analyzing administrative data across agencies and programs can be enormously powerful. Sharing administrative data can help groups better target services, identify and eliminate inefficiencies, expand evidence-based programs, and implement performance-based approaches and funding models, such as pay for success (PFS).
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Getting the Most Out of Your Community’s Administrative Data
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).