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Key to Success in Pay for Success: Data, Data, Data

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Last year, a federal commission began studying how data that the government already collect can be used to improve government programs and policies. The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was the creation of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who are long-time champions of data
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Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Support: Impact Beyond Launch

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Since its authorization as a federal program, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has focused on finding and growing the most promising solutions to our nation’s most pressing social challenges. The original model of the SIF, known as SIF Classic, is focused on directing federal resources (matched 1:1
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Using Pay For Success to Improve Youth Outcomes: A Review of Third Sector Capital Partner’s First Cohort of SIF Sub-Recipients

The following guest blog post was written by Coalition Organization Third Sector Capital Partners. Less than 10 years ago, the phrase Pay for Success was virtually unknown in most circles—particularly government circles. Though a seemingly simple concept, an approach to contracting for services where payments from governments (or other end-payers interested in supporting the achievement of measurable outcomes related to
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Evidence in Action: Jumpstart Transforms Young Children’s Lives Through Proven Program

Thanks to the persistence of social entrepreneurs across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has for our country’s most
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Focusing on Critical Programs and Partnerships in the Federal Budget

By America Forward Policy Director Jacek Pruski With the President’s budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) now proposed, and its substantial cuts to nondefense discretionary spending detailed, Congress will now begin the process of determining how to fund the federal government for FY18. At America Forward, we have always advocated for bipartisan, results-oriented policies that leverage innovation, evidence, and public-private partnerships
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Evidence in Action: Five Stories of How National Service is Delivering Results

America Forward’s Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations, including those in the America Forward Coalition and our network partners, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social problems, and the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to scaling the impact of this work. Follow along on Twitter using #EvidenceinAction to
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, February/March 2017

The following post was written by America Forward's Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Over the last two years, the Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice space have advanced considerably because of both federal and local interest in and support of the effort. Congress and the former Administration advanced legislation and funding opportunities to support the study and implementation
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy December 2016

It has been an extremely productive year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy in this second and final session of the 114th Congress. A number of pieces of legislation, as well as amendment and budget authorities, have been introduced, reauthorized, or funded on a bicameral and bipartisan basis this year. In this end of the year wrap-up of our
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Presidential 2016: National Service – Something We Can All Agree On

Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 70+ social innovators and their innovative solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful
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STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY