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Testing Pay-for-Success Bonds

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Though questions remain, the emerging pay-for-success bond model shows real promise at driving better outcomes and spurring more rapid innovation.

Pay-for-success bonds are a promising new financing model designed to accelerate social innovation and improve government performance. The United Kingdom is using this approach in an initiative designed to reduce prisoner recidivism, and work is underway to test the model in the United States.


In his FY2012 budget, President Obama proposed alloca

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