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Pay for Success Project Assessment Tool

Milner, J., Eldridge, M., Walsh, K., Roman, J.K.
Type new
Year published new

Urban Institute


The Urban Institute designed this toolkit for individuals, governments, and organizations currently working on a pay for success (PFS) project or considering initiating a PFS project. This assessment tool describes the core elements of PFS projects and explains the importance of each core element. It also provides stakeholders with a scoring system to help distinguish the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed project and generates recommendations for remedying any weaknesses. Stakeholders can use this tool at any stage of project development. Completing this assessment also helps build the business case for a proposed project that scores well in each area.


Available for free download on the Urban Institute website at:…

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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue