'Building the tools for public services to secure better outcomes: Collaboration, Prevention, Innovation'

The public debate around SIBs ranges from extraordinary expectations to passionate opposition and such a polarised debate can risk poor policy making. As the GO Lab takes an agnostic stance, this report moves beyond ideological debate to provide a constructive response based on robust academic evidence. It explores three perennial issues in public service, namely fragmentation of services, reactive spending and difficulty innovating, and looks at how SIBs may alleviate these through collaboration, prevention and innovation.