What does a low-income community look like? What systems and programs, while often well-intentioned, serve as the foot of oppression for keeping this neighborhood economically poor?
After conducting this power analysis as part of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s Undoing Racism Workshop, hosted by Living Cities, there was no denying the immense privilege and power Third Sector has to influence systems and their outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color. This was a wake-up call for us. It helped us to understand the role we potentially play in perpetuating systemic inequities
Recently USAID published a guide for “Setting, Pricing, and Administering Performance Metrics in Pay-for-Results Programming.” The guide is intended to help those within USAID understand the basics of Pay-for-Results (PfR) contracts, their connection to current contracting practices and authorities, and how to think through the design of a new project. Third Sector contributed by sharing our experiences and how the lessons we learned in our work in domestic human services are equally applicable in the international development context.
Our experience shows that there are six critical aspects when developing an outcome-based
Increasing Access, Quality, and Affordability of Early Care and Education through Systems Building and Change Management
Third Sector, BUILD Initiative, and The Ounce recently hosted a webinar with the Administration for Children and Family’s Office of Child Care to discuss “Increasing Access, Quality, and Affordability of Early Care and Education through Systems Building and Change Management.” With 146 participants across 40 states and Washington DC, the webinar highlighted activities that states can engage in through their PDG B-5 grants to create a shared understanding and formalized coordination across agencies. Showcasing the journey of three states (Connecticut, Washington, and New York) and their lessons learned, this webinar outlined the tangible ways