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Scaling and Sustaining Pay for Success

Pay for Success programs have emerged in recent years as an innovative and promising way to encourage solutions to difficult social challenges such as chronic homelessness, recidivism and school readiness gaps. In a Pay for Success model, public-private financing supports evidence-based programs designed to solve these challenges.

While Pay for Success has sparked interest among funders and policymakers, it has thus far been limited to a relatively small number of efforts, in part because financing such projects remains difficult. In Scaling and Sustaining Pay for Success: Recommendations for Creating a More Sustainable and Scalable Financing Model, Enterprise offers an overview of Pay for Success efforts to date, breaks down how project financing works and discusses the common barriers to executing these deals. The authors discuss the factors needed for long-term sustainability of Pay for Success projects and provide recommendations for improving the chances of success.

Read Scaling and Sustaining Pay for Success: Recommendations for Creating a More Sustainable and Scalable Financing Model

For more on Pay for Success, view our archived webinar from LISC, Underwriting Pay for Success Investments

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