Secretaries' Innovation Group

Performance Contracting Impact and Outcomes

Performance and Impact - June 2018

  • An underappreciated provision of the recent budget is the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA).  For the first time the law establishes a federal funding stream and structure to support and advance the implementation of pay for success contracting, including $100 million for outcome payments, feasibility studies, and project evaluations.  This session will describe how states can “get in on the Act”. 

​         Maximizing Impact Through Outcomes Contracting
​         Caroline Whistler, CEO, Third Sector Capital

State Job Performance Measurement - December 2017

  • The presenters will argue that modest adjustments to TANF and WIOA metrics could better measure relative efficiency and effectiveness of programs state to state by taking into account differences in program components, client characteristics, and social and economic conditions.  In that way, the best and worst performers could better be identified, and their characteristics and operations analyzed for emulation or correction.

​         Using Outliers as Teachers Comparative Performance Monitoring under WIOA
​         Doug Besharov, University of Maryland
​         WIA Value-Added Charts
​         Randy Eberts, Upjohn Institute

The Future of Government Programs is to Pay for Outcomes, Not Process:  From Concept to Action - July 2017

  • After Mayor Giuliani changed the way NYC paid for WIA and TANF work programs so that vendors received payment only for job placement and retention, in the first year after the change, job placements doubled and total program expenditures dropped by one third.  This session will explore what we know about pay for outcomes, and how it can be implemented across a range of programs, while acknowledging the challenges in doing so.

​         Maximizing Impact Through Outcomes Contracting
​         Caroline Whistler, CEO, Third Sector Capital Partners
​         John Grossman, Managing Director & General Counsel, Third Sector Capital Partners
​         Public Impact Initiative / Options for Outcomes-Based Funding
​         Jeff Shumway, Vice President of Advisory Services, Social Finance
​         Navjeet Bal, Vice President & General Counsel, Social Finance

Performance Management - June 2016

  • Milwaukee TANF eligibility and work programs are run by four contracted agencies, both profit and non-profit.  Revenue is generated from outcome payments, mainly job placement and retention. What happens if a state miscalculates payment milestones and over-spends what it needs to?  Or conversely, what happens to contract agencies when caseloads go down and new referrals dry up? Or recipients exempt themselves from the work program with doctors’ notes?   How one of the Milwaukee agencies, America Works, reacts to these stresses and strains, and how states can maximize the value of their state program dollar. 

​         America Works
​         Carlyle Van Outten, Director, America Works of Wisconsin

November 2014

  • Implementing Pay for Success and its related initiative - Social Impact Bonds

​         Pay for Success
​         Gary Glickman, Health and Public Service Operating Group, Accenture
​         Thinking About SIBs and Pay-for-Results Financing
​         Douglas Besharov, Director, Welfare Reform Institute, & Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

  • The Four Disciplines of Execution

​         Effective Execution, Outstanding Outcomes
​         Lillian Koller, former State Director, South Carolina Department of Social Services & former Director, Hawaii Department of Human Services

WIA and Social Impact Bonds - June 2014

​         Putting Private Sector Financing to Work for Social Benefit: Public Private Partnerships, Joint Ventures,

​         Pay-for-Success Success Contracts, and Social Impact Bonds
​         Douglas Besharov, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Director, Welfare Reform Academy and Senior Fellow, Atlantic

​         Council
​         Pay for Success: A Federal Perspective
​         Gary Glickman, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Domestic Finance, U.S. Department of Treasury

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