Elevating the Pay for Success Debate: Your Guide to the New Pay for Success Web Portal

Thursday, April 7, 2016

As pay for success (PFS) projects launch across the country, we want to ensure that emerging deals are rooted in the best available evidence. That’s why we launched our new pay for success web portal on March 29.



Selecting and Strengthening Interventions

Monday, December 14, 2015

Selecting the best evidence-based intervention is essential to any Pay for Success deal. But how do we know that we’ve found the best available evidence of a program’s success? Please join the Urban Institute's Pay for Success Initiative for a webinar on how to interpret the evidence base for specific interventions, critical qualities that make interventions good candidates for PFS, and practical ways to avoid or overcome the biggest programmatic challenges for PFS projects.



Urban Institute Pay for Success Initiative Offering Free Training and Technical Support: An Informational Webinar

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Please join the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success initiative (PFSI) for a webinar on pay for success–oriented training and technical assistance services, available free of charge to selected state and local governments and pay for success intermediaries.



The Future of Pay for Success

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pay for success projects have been planned and executed in the United States for the last several years, and results and lessons learned are emerging. Early reflections reveal both the disruptive potential and significant challenges of Pay for Success, an innovative financing mechanism that shifts financial risk away from government and toward new investors who provide up-front funding for evidence-based social programs.