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Future of PFS: A PFSI resource for the pay for success field

Pay for success (PFS) is still a relatively new model. There is no cut-and-dry “how-to” guide for engaging in PFS; the process can differ for every jurisdiction, depending on a number of variables such as the overall “PFS-readiness” of the stakeholder organizations and the topic area chosen.
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Future of PFS: Promoting data through effective storytelling

“Rigorous evaluation,” “building the evidence base,” “investing in what works” – these phrases are all too familiar to us steeped in the pay for success (PFS) space and evidence-based policymaking movement. But what do these phrases actually mean to the average person?
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A national symposium on the future of pay for success

There’s a lot happening in the pay for success (PFS) field. Even as the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is being defunded, there’s a chance that the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) will create a new source of federal funding for PFS efforts.
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What the “skinny budget” does and does not tell us about pay for success

Two weeks ago, when the White House Office of Management and Budget released the president’s annual budget proposal blueprint, funding for the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) was zeroed out as part of a proposal to eliminate funding for SIF’s parent agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
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Improving waste management through results-based financing

Results-based financing (RBF), the umbrella term for mechanisms like pay for success (PFS), can be appealing for improving outcomes in developing countries, which often face tight fiscal constraints and limited capacities to implement public programs. However, shifting political priorities can make sustaining these investments challenging.