September 7, 2018

The University of Virginia Pay-for-Success Lab: Jump-Starting University-Based Pay-for-Success Research Labs

Case ENT-0222/Published September 4, 2018
Stefano Rumi

This case study gives an overview of the creation of the Pay-for-Success (PFS) Lab at the University of Virginia (UVA). It promotes discussion of how other university institutions can scale up their own research labs with a limited budget, and also introduces students to the PFS concept and the role university research institutions can play in the social impact process. It highlights the key opportunities and challenges of launching such research labs and concludes with several key decision questions that should be considered.