Over the past decade regulations, systems and markets have been developed for reinvestment in effective programs to scale them to their optimal size. There are plenty of technical tools, examples and experts available, such as the Government Outcomes (GO) Lab, Urban Institute – Pay For Success, Social Finance, Third Sector Capital and Nonprofit Finance Fund – Invest in Results.

This work began when the Global Financial Crisis threatened traditional grant funding. With traditional funding affected by much larger COVID-caused recession and debt levels, now is the time when program providers need to develop credible savings reinvestment proposals and governments need to pursue them.  

Governments in the UK have entered into over a hundred reinvestment agreements, the most of any country. An example is the Ways to Wellness program.

Below are some key terms and links to relevant knowledge hubs about them.