February 20, 2018

Pay for Systems Change - Summary

By linking payment for social service contracting more closely with performance, governments could build a stronger market for outcomes and get more for their, and our, money.

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  • Buy longer term 
  • Smash budget siloes
  • Zone in on outcomes 
  • Price differently
  • Make data useful
  • Get creative with financing
Learn more in the full article on Stanford Social Innovation Review