Third Sector Wins Grand Prize in the Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center Challenge
After two years of research, assessment, and design, the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department (HSD) has launched two new two-year outcomes-oriented contracts with subsidized employment service providers.
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