GPL Director Jeffrey Liebman presented at the 2017 What Works Cities Summit to an audience of 350 leaders from 91 cities across the country. Professor Liebman reflected on the state of the initiative and discussed the potential for results-driven contracting to improve outcomes nationwide.
As of March 2017, the GPL has provided government-side technical assistance on 9 of the 15 launched PFS projects in the US. This new GPL policy brief discusses the reasons that governments around the country are testing the Pay for Success approach. It also explains the PFS model, describes PFS projects in
As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, the Government Performance Lab (GPL) helped Seattle’s Human Services Department develop outcome and process metrics for their homeless services to help focus improvement efforts on more meaningful measures of success. The GPL is
This new GPL policy brief describes metro-Boston's use of results-driven contracting in its procurement for an operator of its bike share system, Hubway. Boston and the other three participating municipalities that host
GPL Assistant Director Hanna Azemati and Professor Liebman coauthored a chapter in the Manhattan Institute’s newly published book, Retooling Metropolis. Based on the Government Performance Lab’s work with cities, this chapter discusses cities’ top ten contracting and procurement challenges as well as how cities can address these by treating procurement as a strategic priority and managing contracts in an active and performance-focused way. Case studies of exemplary approaches to procurements and contracts include Boston’s problem-focused website
The City of Seattle is implementing a results-driven contracting project with five homelessness service providers. With technical assistance from the GPL, Seattle has rewritten its contracts to focus on