Pay for Success Issue Brief Series: Explore

This series of 10 issue briefs on Pay for Success (PFS) is intended to provide practical guidance and examples for government officials interested in pursuing PFS within their agencies or jurisdictions.

The briefs serve as introductions to different elements of PFS, from understanding whether it's a good fit for the problem at hand, to selecting project outcomes to managing performance post launch. We created this series to help address common questions about PFS and highlight our lessons learned at Social Finance after a decade of working to pioneer PFS in the U.S.

This subset of briefs provides essential background information on PFS and the tools associated with the strategy, along with a framework for assessing PFS project fit.

EXPLORE PFS: BRIEFS 1-3
  • Brief 1: Introduction to Pay for Success
    Pay for Success as a mechanism for directing funding toward outcomes.
  • Brief 2: The Pay for Success Toolkit
    An overview of Social Impact Bonds, Outcomes Rate Cards, and Career Impact Bonds.
  • Brief 3: Assessing Pay for Success Project Fit
    Criteria to help decide if PFS is the right tool for the problem at hand.

 

Launch: briefs 4-8 >>
Manage: briefs 9-10>>

Produced with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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