Policy Innovation

Policy Innovation

Developing and promoting outcomes-focused, human-centered policies to build a better society.

Today, leaders across sectors – government, business, philanthropy, and civil society – are reimagining policy to achieve broad social change. The social sector of the 21st century demands fluid approaches to policy. Recognizing government can’t do it alone, decision makers are collaborating to design policy with the goal of improving lives. This human-centered approach is enabling innovative strategies and new forms of public-private partnerships that leverage modern tools and align incentives to deliver results. The Beeck Center convenes public dialogue on the role of policy as a tool for change, pursue research and generate ideas for policy innovation, while also providing experiential learning opportunities for leaders who want to implement outcomes-focused solutions.

Funding For Results: How Governments Can Pay For Outcomes

The first publication in our Better Outcomes Series, the following report provides recommendations for how governments can approach and design outcomes-focused policy. Taking a deep dive into five distinct case studies, the report surfaces strategies for redesigning funding between providers and government to reform social service delivery.

Published November 12, 2014. Last modified July 20, 2015.

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Smarter Government For Social Impact: A New Mindset For Better Outcomes

The second publication in our Better Outcomes Series, Smarter Government for Social Impact builds on research from our first publication, Funding for Results. The report recommends strategies for transforming the public sector and shifting billions of dollars in public spending to incentivize and pay for policies that deliver impact.

Published October 29, 2015.

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Performance-Based Infrastructure: Making the Shift

The U.S. infrastructure system is in the midst of profound transformation, from Flint’s water crisis to the recent closure of Washington, D.C.’s Metro system. The Beeck Center’s latest analysis in our Better Outcomes Series, Performance-Based Infrastructure, recommends strategies for local public sector innovation to promote important outcomes such as reducing our nation’s $3 trillion backlog of deferred maintenance, accelerating data innovation, and protecting public health.

Released March 8, 2017.

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Fact Sheet: Performance-Based Infrastructure, An Acceleration Agenda for the United States

In the above four page fact sheet, we summarize the key takeaways presented in our working paper, Performance-Based Infrastructure: An Acceleration Agenda for the United States. The working paper, an extension of our Better Outcomes Series, recommends strategies for local public sector innovation to promote important outcomes such as reducing our nation’s $3 trillion backlog of deferred maintenance, accelerating data innovation, and protecting public health.

Released May 19, 2016.

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