Initial Pay for Success (PFS) projects emphasized the selection of provider organizations with sufficient expertise and experience as well as an administrative capacity to support scale-up of adopted interventions. A number of questions emerge about readiness in PFS, which we address in these briefs.
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8 Nov 2017
Implementation science literature on organizational readiness for delivering evidence-based programs has predominantly focused on single entity providers; however, Pay for Success projects tend to use more complex networks of providers. This presentation from the American Evaluation Association Conference explores the implications of different provider constellations for readiness assessment.
8 Sep 2017
The Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond (PFS/SIB) model is an innovative, multi-stakeholder partnership funding mechanism in which government and philanthropic organizations provide upfront funding for program implementation under the umbrella of pay-for-performance principles. This presentation from the 2017 European Society for Prevention Research Conference critically reviews how the model has the potential to increase the collective impact of prevention programming.
A major challenge in the growth of the Pay for Success model, which brings together investors with government agencies to fund and improve services in the community, is effective assessment of provider capacity. AIR is creating an organizational readiness toolkit, which is informed by a synthesis of the current literature on PFS and implementation science, as well as interviews with leading intermediary organizations and their community partners.