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Changing service delivery procedures during implementation

PFS projects provide lessons for government that extend beyond the project itself. The knowledge gained can have substantial value even if the intervention is falls short of its outcome targets. This blog is the first of a three-part series that explores such opportunities to learn:
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Learning how the PFS intervention affects demographic subgroups

PFS projects provide lessons for government that extend beyond the project itself. The knowledge gained can have substantial value even if the intervention is falls short of its outcome targets. This blog is the second of a three-part series that explores such opportunities to learn:
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Tracking additional indicators to understand what works

Rigorous evaluation of social programs can provide valuable lessons for government. For pay for success projects, which place such evaluation at their core, there are lessons to be learned even if the project does not meet agreed-upon outcomes.This blog is the first of a three-part series that explores opportunities to learn:1. what other indicators are important for understanding program quality2. how the intervention affects the people it served
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Future of PFS: Expanding access to high-quality preschool in Tempe, Arizona

While there are around 80 pay for success (PFS) projects under development in the US, only 20 have formally launched. Others may never launch, because for one reason or another, PFS financing isn’t the best option for those projects. Our 2017 National Symposium on the Future of Pay for Success featured a panel on what happens when PFS projects turn out to not be feasible.
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Leveraging new resources for pay for success and impact investing

Earlier this year, two large pools of resources were announced to generate greater investment in impact. These funds, one from the Ford Foundation and the other led by the Reinvestment Fund, take different approaches to catalyzing change, but both bring additional capital to spur innovative investments.