The Ethics of Pay for Success [from Pay for Success Financing issue of Community Development Investment Review].
Pay for Success: Background and Context.
Halpern, Jodi. Jutte, Douglas.
University of California, Berkeley.
Community Development Investment Review
Vol. 9, No. 1 , p. 41-46
This article evaluates the ethics of using Pay for Success (PFS) financing models to pay for social services. It explores whether or not there is a hidden human toll, whether society is taking the easy money rather than doing what is important, and whether society is using problematic means to achieve a given end. Lessons learned from HMOs in the health sector are considered. 9 references.
Performance based contracting; Funding; Partnerships; Private financial support; Foundations; Private sector; ethics