Growing knowledge and improving practice in cross-sector partnerships for better social outcomes

2021 marks the fifth anniversary of the Government Outcomes Lab. This report reflects on GO Lab's key achievements over the first five years, which have firmly established the programme as a trusted, authoritative global centre of knowledge on cross-sector partnerships for better social outcomes.

The GO Lab began in 2016 as a partnership between the Blavatnik School of Government and the UK Government’s then Office for Civil Society. The team has produced original research, equipped decision makers with evidence, and provided people working on the ground with useful tools to design and manage projects. Alongside governments, other academic institutions, and a wide range of related organisations, they have been able to harness invaluable skills and insights to enhance policy and practice.