Healthcare: Beyond the Zero-Sum War Over Resources

For those of you who like your healthcare policy analysis in 140-character snippets, I wrote this as a Tweet storm Tuesday night and have now embellished it with additional details: It’s hard to see the GOP’s proposed healthcare reform as anything but an assault on poor people, especially with the inevitable cuts to Medicaid to

‘Construction Loans’ Fund Pre-Development of Pay-for-Success Deals

Experimentation and social change go hand in hand. At a time when government resources are constrained, we need to experiment with new approaches to finance and scale promising social programs. At Living Cities, we are exploring new ways to unlock private capital for social good, harnessing the collective power of 22 of the world’s largest

UK Youth Employment Social Impact Bond Hits Payout Milestones

Investors who backed a  pay-for-success program in London have been alerted that the “success” part has panned out. The “social impact bond,” or SIB, raised £900,000 ($1.4 million) to boost at-risk youth employment. It was backed by UK’s Department for Work and Pensions. Now that the program has met its outcomes targets required, the agency