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State of the Pay for Success Field II: Emerging Literature, Updates, and Tools

Jessica Blum, Kimberly Burnett, Marjorie Levin, Tyler Moazed, Allan Porowski, Alicia Sparks


May 19, 2016
Pay for Success (PFS) is an innovative contracting model that ties funding for an intervention to the achievement of outcomes or impacts in the community. PFS offers a way to deliver better outcomes, enabling government or other payors (for example, school districts or hospitals) to pay only for outcomes achieved – that is, to pay only for what works. The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National & Community Service, launched an initiative to support the expansion of PFS in 2014. The SIF commissioned Abt Global to develop a number of reports and special topic briefs to provide insights into the PFS program. 

This report provides an update on lessons learned from the Pay for Success field since April 2015. Included are themes from recent literature on Pay for Success, profiles of active Pay for Success projects, an inventory of publicly-available Pay for Success tools, and a summary of recent budgetary and legislative proposals to further the Pay for Success field.

North America