The Government Outcomes Lab's new report, An introduction to Life Chances Fund projects and their early adaptations to Covid-19, gives an in-depth insight into the application process for the Fund, provides details on funded projects, and explores early adaptation to the Covid-19 pandemic. It identifies three key recommendations for future outcomes funds: clear guidance and support, enhanced transparency, and flexibility to respond to unforeseen events. Further information is available on the Government Outcomes Lab website.
Recent research updates
New paper by Thomas Elston the impact of timing on the success of public sector collaborations
Published in Public Management Review, the article uses inter-municipal partnerships in Catalonia between 2009–19 as a case study to test whether the timing of inter-municipal cooperation, and its duration, affect financial performance.