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Emma Tomkinson, What Limits the Spread of SIBs? (December 1, 2016)

SSIR, Getting More Than You Pay For With Pay-For-Success (December 1, 2016)

GHHI, Pay for Success for Lead Poisoning Prevention (December 2016)

Urban Institute, The Role of Pay for Success Evaluators: Lessons Learned (December 2016)

Urban Institute, Practical Considerations for Pay for Success Evaluations (December 2016)

Third Sector, $2.4 Million Grant from Social Innovation Fund to Build Pay for Success Programs in Local Communities (November 15, 2016)

GHHI, Update from the Field: Paying for Success to Improve Asthma Outcomes (November 2016)

Social Finance, Reflections on the South Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership Pay for Success Pilot (November 2016)

Urban Institute, Results-Based Financing Approaches: Observations for Pay for Success from International Experiences (November 2016)

Philanthropy News Digest, New Tools to Amplify Impact: A Pay-for-Success Guide to Building Nonprofit Capacity (October 21, 2016)

Urban Institute, Funding Opportunities in the Pay for Success Field (October 2016)

SSIR, Social Impact Bonds: What’s in a Name? (October 12, 2016)

Justin Milner, Pay for Success: Separating Fact From Fear (October 4, 2016)

Urban Institute, Principles for Selecting PFS Outcome Metrics (September 2, 2016)

Urban Institute, Measuring Success in Pay for Success: Randomized Controlled Trials as the Starting Point (August 30, 2016)

Urban Institute, Managing Investors’ Risk in Pay for Success Projects (August 18, 2016)

Urban Institute, The Strongest Way to Measure the Success of a PFS Project (August 10, 2016)

Next City, Congress Might Make Social Impact Bonds Easier on Cities (July 13, 2016)

SSIR, Funding Revolutions in Pay-for-Success (July 8, 2016)

Philanthropy News Digest, Social Impact Bonds Expanding Global Reach, Study Finds (July 7, 2016)

Urban Institute, Questions from the Field: What Goes Into Pricing an Outcome in PFS? (July 6, 2016)

Social Finance, Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years (July 5, 2016)

SIRC, No More “Deals.” Let’s Stop Using This Word. (July 4, 2016

Next City, Cultivating the Next Crop of Impact Investors (June 30, 2016)

Brookings, Paying for Success in Education: Comparing Opportunities in the United States and Globally (June 24, 2016)

New Boston Post, Social Impact Bonds for Public Health Programs (June 23, 2016)

ICS, Feasibility Study Templates (June 2016)

Living Cities, Pay for Success: The Gateway to an Outcomes-driven Future? (June 2016)

Erika Poethig & David D. Fukuzawa, How “Pay for Success” Investing Programs Can Help Fix Social Mobility in the US (June 13, 2016)

Department of Education, Pay for Success Convening (video) (June 10, 2016)

Urban Institute, Principles for Selecting PFS Outcome Metrics (June 2016)

Urban Institute, Early Results in Chicago’s PFS Project Indicate Initial Success (May 2016)

Nonprofit Times, Pay For Success Projects Gets Examination (May 24, 2016)

ICS, Chicago in Context: Considering Pay for Success to Improve Special Education (May 23, 2016)

Chicago Catalyst, Investors Earn Max Initial Payment from Chicago’s ‘Social Impact Bond’ (May 16, 2016)

Chicago Catalyst, Child-parent Centers Boast Strong Results for Kids, Investors (May 16, 2016)

Urban Institute, Five Things to Know About Pay for Success Legislation (May 13, 2016)

Jason Saul, “Pray” for Success: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Social Finance
(May 12, 2016)

Ford Foundation, Pay for Success: A Simple But Profound Approach to Impact (May 10, 2016)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Pay for Success Feasibility Studies: Catalytic Investments, Moving the Needle (May 10, 2016)

Urban Institute, From Evidence to Outcomes: Using Evidence to Inform Pay for Success Project Design (May 2016)

Harvard Ash Center, From Activities to Outcomes: The Promise of Pay for Success (April 26, 2016)

Brookings, How to Pay for Success in Higher Education (April 25, 2016)

Urban Institute, Understanding Causality in PFS Projects (April 2016)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Pay for Success: The First Generation (April 2016)

Gov Innovator, Lessons from the Nation’s First Social Impact Bond, Aimed at Reducing Recidivism among Adolescent Offenders at Rikers Island: An Interview with Gordon Berlin (April 20, 2016)

Chronicle of Social Change, Pay for Success Watch: NCCD, San Diego Foundation Announce Juvenile Reentry Venture (April 18, 2016)

Third Sector Capital Partners, The Movement Towards Government Performance (April 11, 2016)

Open Minds, What Is Missing In Pay-For-Success In Children’s Services? (April 11, 2016)

Fordham Institute, How to Use Social Impact Bonds to Grow Effective Education Initiatives (April 6, 2016)

Open Minds, Pay-For-Success Takes Aim At Child Services (April 7, 2016)

Institute for Child Success, ICS Announces Recipients of Technical Assistance to Support Pay for Success Financing of Innovative Early Childhood Interventions (April 13, 2016)

Third Sector Capital Partners, The Impact of Home Visiting: Pay for Success in Early Childhood Interventions (February 24, 2016)

MDRC, A Guide to Social Impact Bond Investing (March 2016)

Governing, ‘Pay for Success’: An Idea With Bipartisan Appeal (March 1, 2016)

Nonprofit Quarterly, Tracking the Still-Elusive Outcomes of Social Impact Bonds (February 29, 2016)

Pew Charitable Trusts, States, Localities Try Creative Financing to Help the Homeless (February 22, 2016)

Urban Institute, One Day, Two New Pay for Success Projects (February 16, 2016)

Washington Post, ‘Government Only Pays for the Positive Outcomes.’ A Strikingly New Approach to Social Problems (February 16, 2016)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Pay for Success Projects Announced in South Carolina and Connecticut (February 16, 2016)

AEI, The Promise of Pay for Success (February 4, 2016)

American Enterprise Institute Event (Video), Pay for Success: A New Approach to Funding Social Welfare Programs (February 2, 2016)

Barbara Ray, What to Make of Social Impact Bonds (February, 2016)

Leap of Reason Ambassador Community Discussion, SIBs: What’s Missing? (January 2016)

Urban Institute, Strengthening the Role of Evidence in the Pay for Success Field (January 29, 2016)

Libby Doggett and David Wilkinson, Utah’s Pay for Success Pre-K Model is a Worthy Innovation (January 26, 2016)

RAND, Does Intervention or Investment Innovate? Social Impact Bonds at the Close of the Peterborough Prison Pilot (January 25, 2016)

Third Sector Capital Partners, Empowering Service Providers: What We Learned in Cuyahoga County (January 5, 2016)

Urban Institute, Foundational Concepts and Terms of Pay for Success (December 29, 2015)

Atlantic, A New Investment Opportunity: Helping Ex-Convicts (December 21, 2015)

Bridgespan, Social Impact Bonds: How Do We Avoid A Bubble? (December 19, 2015)

Minn Post, Whatever Happened to the Pay for Performance Bonds? (December 18, 2015)

UK Government, Social Impact Bond Pilot at Peterborough: Final Report (December 17, 2015)

Urban Institute, How Stakeholders Can Select the Strongest PFS Interventions (December 17, 2015)

Education Dive, The Controversy Behind ESSA’s Pay for Success Initiative (December 14, 2015)

Marta Urquilla & Jim Shelton, Bridging Communities and Government Through Data (December 18, 2015)

SIRC, AFSCME, Progressive Groups Criticize Pay for Success (December 15, 2015)

Nonprofit Quarterly, The Don’ts and Do’s of Pay for Success/Social Impact Bonds (December 15, 2015)

American Enterprise Institute / US News, Utah’s Pay for Success Preschool a Step in the Right Direction (December 9, 2015)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Lessons Learned in Minnesota’s Stalled Pay-For-Performance Financing Initiative (December 7, 2015)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Building Healthy Dialogue: New FAQ and Essay from Utah’s Project Evaluator, Dr. Mark Innocenti (December 3, 2015)

Center for Global Development, A Social Impact Bond Without the Impact? Critics Question Success of Early Childhood Development Program (December 2, 2015)

America Forward, Pay for Success: Utah Program Reports Positive Results (October 8, 2015)

New York Times, For Goldman, Success in Social Impact Bond That Aids Schoolchildren (October 7, 2015)

Reuters, Goldman Nets Payout as Social Impact Bond Project in Utah Meets Targets (October 7, 2015)

United Way of Salt Lake, Initial Results Released for First Social Impact Bond for Early Childhood Education Show Success (October 7, 2015)

Salt Lake City Tribune, Preschool Paying Off for Goldman Sachs and Utah Kids, According to United Way (October 7, 2015)

Urban Institute, Solving the Wrong Pockets Problem (September 29, 2015)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Engaging CDFIs in Pay for Success (September 11, 2015)

Institute for Child Success, Webinar on Pay for Success Financing (September 11, 2015)

Ian Galloway, Brookings, Perspectives on Impact Bonds: Scaling the Social Sector Through Innovation and Impact Bonds (September 9, 2015)

Center for American Progress, From Cashable Savings to Public Value Pricing Program Outcomes in Pay for Success (September 1, 2015)

Bloomberg View, Save the World, Turn a Profit (September 25, 2015)

GAO, Pay for Success: Collaboration Among Federal Agencies Would Be Helpful as Governments Explore New Financing Mechanisms (September 9, 2015)

Institute for Child Success, Lessons Learned from Global Pay for Success Deals (September 8, 2015)

Brookings, Perspectives on Impact Bonds: Putting the 10 Common Claims about Impact Bonds to the Test (September 2, 2015)

Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Payoff of Pay-for-Success (August 2015)

SSIR, After Pay for Success: Doubling Down on What Works (August 20, 2015)

The Nation, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Investment in Prison Reform Failed. Why Do They Consider It a Success? (August 19)

Governing, Are Governments ‘Paying for Failure’ With Social Impact Bonds? (August 14, 2015)

Nonprofit Quarterly, What We Learned from the Failure of the Rikers Island Social Impact Bond (August 7, 2015)

Christian Science Monitor, Despite Setback, Wall Street Pushes Ahead with Social Impact Bonds (July 31, 2015)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Pay for Success Round-Up: Second Quarter 2015 (July 30, 2015)

Strive, Collective Impact + Pay for Success: Greater than the Sum of Their Parts (July 23, 2015)

National Union of Public and General Employees, Social Impact Bonds Help Turn Social Services Funding into a Lottery (July 22, 2015)

Initiative for Responsible Investment, Financing Social Innovation (June 10, 2015)

Barrons, U.S.’s First Impact Bond A Bust (July 15, 2015)

Social Finance UK, First Social Impact Bonds to Return Investor Capital (July 14, 2015)

American Enterprise Institute, Pay for What Works (July 14, 2015)

Living Cities, Failure as a Public Good (July 14, 2015)

Gary Glickman and Douglas Besharov, Paying for Results: Making the Case for Funding ‘Pay for Success’ Initiatives (July 13, 2015)

Brookings Institution, Worldwide Lessons from the First Five Years of Social Impact Bonds (July 11, 2015)

Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins, Good Failure / Bad Failure (July 9, 2015)

Commonwealth Magazine, Man in the Middle: John Grossman Brings Government, Providers, and Money Together for Pay-for-Success Projects (July 7, 2015)

Institute for Child Success, What Does NYC Mean for the Pay for Success Field? (July 8, 2015)

Urban Institute, Putting Evidence First: Learning from the Rikers Island Social Impact Bond (July 6, 2015)

Vera Institute of Justice, Impact Evaluation of the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience Program at Rikers Island (July 2, 2015)

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Goldman Sachs, What We Learned From the Nation’s First Social Impact Bond (July 2, 2015)

IBM Center for the Business of Government, Can We Focus on What Works? (June 17, 2015)

America Forward, State of Play on Pay for Success Policy (June 1, 2015)

Corporation for National and Community Service, State of the Pay for Success Field: Opportunities, Trends and Recommendations (May 6, 2015)

Heron Foundation, Social Impact Bonds’ Slippery Slope (May 1, 2015)

Brookings, Can Impact Bonds Improve Service Delivery? (May 1, 2015)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, NFF Awards $1 Million to Projects Designed to Strengthen Communities (April 30, 2015)

Social Finance, Social-Impact Bonds Need to Focus on Results (April 29, 2015)

National Prevention Science Coalition, The Economics of Prevention: Strategic Investment for Public Good and Public Savings and Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond Legislation (May 14, 2015)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Updated Map of Pay-for-Success Projects in the U.S. (April 13, 2015). See also updated documents and projects pages.

Chicago Reader, Garcia Slams Emanuel’s Prekindergarten Social Impact Bond Initiative (April 3, 2015)

Chicago Sun Times, Garcia Criticizes Emanuel’s Early-childhood Investment Strategy (April 2, 2015)

Open Minds, Pay-For-Success Takes A Huge Leap Forward In Children’s Services (April 2, 2015)

New York Times, Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment (March 30, 2015)

SIRC, Britain Announces Seven New Social Impact Bond Projects (March 19, 2015)

Inside Philanthropy, The Arnold Foundation is Betting Big On Pay for Success (March 20, 2015)

SIRC, Pay-for-Success in Child Welfare: A Case Study (February 6, 2015)

Catalyst Chicago, Emanuel’s preschool expansion facing enrollment woes (March 17, 2015)

Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation announces $8.4 million grant to help governments implement Pay for Success projects (March 16, 2015)

SIRC, Social Impact Bond Legislation Introduced in the House (March 5, 2015)

SIRC, House Passes Pay-for-Success Amendment to K-12 Education Bill (February 26, 2015)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Takeaways from the White House Pay for Success Regional Summits (March 10, 2015)

GovInnovator, The Nation’s First Pay for Success Initiative for Early Education: An Interview with Ben McAdams, Mayor, Salt Lake County (March 3, 2015)

Governing, Utah Applies Social Impact Bonds to Early Childhood Education (February 18, 2015)

Brookings, Identifying Education Outcomes for Social Impact Bonds for Early Childhood (February 13, 2015)

Institute for Child Success, Pay for Success in the U.S. – Summaries of Financed Projects (February 13, 2015)

Corporation for Supportive Housing: Social Innovation Fund Transforming Accountability (February 9, 2015)

Denver Post, Denver Homeless Initiative Would be Latest to Tap Social Impact Bonds (January 25, 2015)

Accenture, Accenture Supports Pay for Success Initiatives for U.S. State and Local Governments (January 21, 2015)

National Journal, Goldman Sachs Invests in Government and Expects to Be Paid Back (1/20/15)

Nonprofit Finance Fund, Pay for Success: Frequently Asked Questions (December 30, 2014)

SIRC, Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Grants Now Open, New Projects in Ohio and Massachusetts (December 9, 2014)

The White House, Pay for Success: Spreading What Works and Sharing What We Know Across the U.S. (December 4, 2014)

SIRC, Chicago Approves Early Childhood Pay-for-Success Plan (November 6, 2014)

SIRC, Social Innovation Fund Announces 7 New Grantees (September 17, 2014)

SIRC, Early Results of Peterborough Social Impact Bond Experiment Spark Debate (August 8, 2014)