Pay for Success: To Invest or Not to Invest? Assessing Collaboration

Published Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | by Sindhu Lakshmanan, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

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In part three of this blog series, Living Cities discusses their analysis of partner collaboration on a PFS project as a prerequisite for investment. While part of project success depends on the quality of partners, Living Cities looks at three key elements that demonstrate that a project is set up to facilitate strong collaboration: a cross-sector partnership of decision-makers and doers, aligned incentives, and local support. All of these are important and contribute to whether the project can course-correct to stay on track toward getting better outcomes for low-income people.