Engaging in outcomes-based partnerships: Frameworks to support ecosystem and service provider readiness

Published: 3 May 2022

What conditions and characteristics are needed to successfully engage in outcomes-based partnerships? 

This collection of reports by Social Finance in partnership with Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab), with funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), draws on the latest evidence and experience from the field to provide two frameworks for understanding what readiness means for ecosystems and service providers looking to engage in outcomes-based partnerships (OBPs).

The use of OBPs as approaches to deliver services to populations and achieve social good has increased in recent decades. They present an opportunity to improve efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery by centring service delivery and payment for that service around a shared set of target outcomes. This collection looks to support all actors, from governments to service providers, those experienced in OBPs to those just starting out, to better use OBPs to achieve social outcomes. Specifically, the competencies and characteristics that are needed to kick-start, build and embed OBPs at an ecosystem level and a service provider level.

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