About the Pay for Success Initiative

The Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Initiative (PFSI) launched in 2015 and serves as a leading knowledge intermediary for pay for success (PFS) projects at all stages of development and implementation. Funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Urban’s team of experts works directly with government stakeholders, practitioners and thought leaders to ensure that emerging PFS projects are grounded in the best available evidence by:

  • Sharing our expertise in evidence and evaluation through our library of research products
  • Offering training and technical assistance to communities exploring PFS, including through our online Support Center
  • Promoting best practices and innovative ideas to improve outcomes in communities around the country

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