Category Archives: Other Organization

How Data Empowers Parents

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This 2016 resource from the Data Quality Campaign offers both an infographic and a short video with examples of ways that access to data that can help parents participate effectively in their child’s education. Examples of data sharing both from the school to the family and from the family to the school are included. Data […]

GAO Report on PFS

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This is a 2015 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examining how selected PFS projects have been structured and what potential benefits they can provide, how contracts have been structured to identify potential project risks, the potential roles for the federal government’s involvement in PFS projects, and recommendations to federal agencies about how to identify and […]

Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years

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This 2016 Social Finance white paper provides an updated of summary the 60 PFS-financed projects launched across the globe between 2010 and 2016. It also features perspectives from individual PFS stakeholders across service sectors and addresses several frequently asked questions about the model. Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years (PDF)

Using benefit-cost analysis to scale up early childhood programs through Pay-for-Success financing

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This 2015 journal article describes social impact borrowing as a new method for financing public sector, outlines contribution of benefit cost analysis (BCA), and discusses how social impact financing can promote scaling evidence-based programs like Child-Parent Centers and other early childhood programs. Citation: Temple, Judy A. & Reynolds, Arthur J. (2015). Using benefit-cost analysis to […]

Institute for Child Success (ICS)

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The Institute for Child Success — an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization — provides guidance on PFS, targeted technical assistance (with support from the Social Innovation Fund), and organizes the only major national conference focused on early childhood PFS, held annually. Institute for Child Success Website

Urban Institute’s Pay For Success Initiative (PFS Initiative)

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Established in 2015, the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Initiative provides targeted technical assistance (TA) to clients seeking help with PFS projects, including Notice of Support Availability. The Initiative also maintains a website that features a library of PFS resources — including a forthcoming early childhood PFS toolkit — and organizes communities of practice. Urban […]

Social impact bonds: A promising new financing model to accelerate social innovation and improve government performance.

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This 2011 resource provides an introduction to social impact bonds (SIBs), a type of PFS funding model. It provides a general introduction to the model, and discusses the advantages, challenges, and criteria for implementing successful projects. Liebman, J. B. (2011). Social impact bonds: A promising new financing model to accelerate social innovation and improve government […]

Social Innovation Fund evaluation plan guidance: A step-by-step guide to designing a rigorous evaluation

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This 2014 document provides guidance for PFS grantees, subgrantees, and evaluators for preparing a PFS evaluation plan and includes a detailed suggested evaluation plan outline (including implementation and impact evaluation plans). Corporation for National & Community Service. (2014). Social Innovation Fund evaluation plan guidance: A step-by-step guide to designing a rigorous evaluation. Washington, DC: Author.