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Friday, April 14 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Government as First Customer for Innovation: Social Impact Bonds and Procurement FILLING

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Procurement is a clerical task that cities do on autopilot: Decide what you need. Write a mind-numbing couple dozen pages of specifications. Collect a few bids from the usual suspects.Yep, that’s procurement. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of functioning as a rote purchasing exercise, what if procurement could serve as a way for cities to find new approaches to their problems? Join us to explore problem-based procurement, pay-for-performance, prizes, and other innovative approaches to using the city’s purse to elicit better solutions more cheaply, while supporting local ventures.

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Daniel Edelman

Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab
Dan Edelman is a Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School's Government Performance Lab. Dan works with governments to develop Pay for Success programs, and assists Arkansas, New York State, and Illinois with managing reentry systems for people exiting prison. Through Bloomberg Philanthropies... Read More →

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Christine Mahoney

Director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, Profess of Public Policy & Politics, University of Virginia
Christine Mahoney is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia.She studies social justice advocacy, activism and direct action through social... Read More →


Sam Yu

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Room 209, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903