Can Payments by Results drive innovation?

NCVO has published a report on Payment by Results and the voluntary sector, exploring the viability of PbR as an effective method for procuring public services, in particular for harnessing innovation and service quality. NCVO warns that the instability created for providers by PbR is in danger of making them more risk-averse and less inclined to experiment with new ways to achieve results.

News release or see Civil Society Media news item And there is some further discussion in this NCVO article.