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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.
Through pay for success deals, risk for non- or under-performance is essentially shifted to external funders and places governments in an enviable position of paying only for outcomes achieved.
When it comes to risk, governments either bear all of it or won’t fund a program. The nuances of risk, financing, and leveraging capital are completely lost.
Venture capitalism helped startups like Uber and Airbnb massively expand their services. Can it help programs that address problems such as recidivism and homelessness too?
As of this morning, two new projects in Connecticut and South Carolina have boosted the number of active pay for success projects in the United States to 11.
Every day, 830 women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. A new mechanism for financing interventions abroad might be able to help.
Calling experimental approaches "more ambitious than proven programs" undermines PFS’s enormous potential to make government more efficient.
Urban will be working with 15 counties to explore innovative public-private partnerships to address core education, health care, and justice challenges.

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