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Jitinder Kohli Archives

New York City and Massachusetts to Launch the First Social Impact Bond Programs in the United States

Deval Patrick gives State of State addressThis summer New York City and Massachusetts helped make possible the notion that governments can pay only for successful outcomes in some social programs, by using social impact bonds to finance them.

By Kristina Costa and Jitinder Kohli | Monday, November 5, 2012

A New Approach to Budgeting

Jitinder Kohli weighs in on the potential of a recent Office of Management and Budget memorandum to spur agencies to focus on evidence and research in budgeting decisions.

By Jitinder Kohli | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What’s the Buzz About?

Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa explain the buzz about Social Impact Bonds.

By Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa | Friday, May 11, 2012

Inside a Social Impact Bond Agreement

article icon Issue Brief Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa lay out examples of what should—and should not—be included in a SIB agreement.

By Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa | Monday, May 7, 2012

Defining Terms in a Social Impact Bond Agreement

Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa address the essential elements of Social Impact Bond contracts.

By Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa | Friday, May 4, 2012

Social Impact Bonds and Government Contracting

Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa explain how government should make contractor decisions in a SIB agreement.

By Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa | Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fact Sheet: Social Impact Bonds

Jitinder Kohli, Doug Besharov, and Kristina Costa lay out the facts behind this new way of financing.

By Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Social Impact Bonds 101

Social Impact Bonds are an innovative new financing tool for social programs that allow government to focus on approaches that work—without paying a dime for unsuccessful programs, write Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa.

By Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa | Thursday, March 22, 2012

What Are Social Impact Bonds?

article icon Issue Brief Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa answer basic questions about Social Impact Bonds—what they are, where they can be most useful, and how they differ from traditional government contracts.

By Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa | Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Five Keys to Innovation

Jitinder Kohli examines how public-sector organizations should go about building an innovation culture to tackle pressing social issues.

By Jitinder Kohli | Thursday, March 15, 2012

Goals for Federal Government

Jitinder Kohli explains why it’s important to review the Obama administration’s goal-setting agenda in its forthcoming federal budget proposal.

By Jitinder Kohli | Friday, February 10, 2012

Doing What Doesn’t Work

Jitinder Kohli outlines the importance of government agencies focusing resources on programs that work, not ones like this criminal-justice program run amok.

By Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

‘Pay-for-Success’ Bonds Gain Adherents: Innovative Social Service Financing to Be Put to the Test

Jitinder Kohli and Douglas J. Besharov describe recent progress in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, and New York City toward adopting pay-for-success bonds.

By Jitinder Kohli and Douglas J. Besharov | Thursday, February 2, 2012

Open Sources, Open Minds Can Bring Government Innovation

Jitinder Kohli explains why both the public and private sectors need to innovate, and discusses the challenges that face government agencies attempting to do just that.

By Jitinder Kohli | Thursday, January 5, 2012

Taking the First Steps to Build an Innovation Culture

Jitinder Kohli describes the four initial steps that agencies should take to promote innovation.

By Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, November 16, 2011