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How stakeholders can select the strongest PFS interventions

As pay for success (PFS) grows, communities across the nation are exploring how to invest in the most appropriate interventions for this new financing mechanism. To help navigate the challenges of building PFS projects, Urban’s Pay for Success Initiative recently hosted a webinar on how to select and strengthen these interventions, with a focus on why evidence should be a primary consideration.
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Building the supply and demand for evidence in the Every Student Succeeds Act

Today, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law after the legislation sailed through the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support.
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How cities are using pay for success to fight homelessness

Funding what works isn’t just about balancing budgets—it’s about making sure that resources go beyond maintaining an imperfect status quo to actually help move people out of poverty and into healthy, productive futures. A close examination of data can tell us whether a new or existing program can achieve those results.
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How pay for success can make evidence-based governing contagious

The first U.S. pay for success (PFS) pilot projects have generated both useful data and critical questions that investors, governments, and service providers will need to consider as the social impact bond program expands, panelists said Wednesday at Urban in a discussion of pay for success.
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Considering the future of pay for success at the federal, state, and local levels

Set those calendar reminders because this is going to be good.