Why are governments interested in PFS projects?

Today, governments bear all the risk of programs intended to serve the public interest. PFS transfers the risk of program innovation to private and nonprofit funders.

PFS ensures that the government pays only for programs that improve social outcomes. There are also added benefits derived from the collaborative structure of PFS, whereby stakeholders are encouraged to create and sustain local buy-in to improve outcomes. Broadly, PFS can help advance evidence-based policymaking and strategic thinking within government systems.