State and local government agencies have extensive barriers to delivering effective services and programs.  Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a potentially transformative way to fund innovative, evidence-based practice in government through private financing of public programs.
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Latch, winner of the 2014 National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, was featured in Bloomberg. The piece explores the team's...

Alumnus Matthew Stitt (MPA '12) was featured in Philadelphia Business Journal's '40 Under 40' list. Stitt, 26, was described by the publication as "an integral part of Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke's finance...

The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen in a recent article on construction unions in Philadelphia.

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Where are you from?  I grew up in a suburban town in central New Jersey. I always knew that I wanted to live in a city, and I ended up attending college in Boston. I lived there for several years after my graduation.

Congratulations! Your team, BetterBAIL,...

By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14

The beauty of the National Invitational Public Policy Challenge was on full display the weekend of March 22-23.

Perhaps it’s best to let...

Learn more about the Fels Institute of Government's Executive MPA degree by participating in our upcoming Virtual Info Session.

The Fels Executive MPA will provide students with the knowledge, practical tools, and connections they need to get things done in challenging political and...

Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY featured a Fels study on the effects
of Philadelphia's 10-year real estate tax abatement by Fels Senior
Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen in a recent broadcast.

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Dean Stotler, Director of Government Support Services for the State of Delaware, is the President of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) during its 2013-14 term. NASPO, a non-profit association of top procurement officials in all fifty states and the District of...

Media outlets like Region's Business and the Philadelphia Inquirer continue to turn to Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen's research to inform their understanding of the real estate market in the Philadelphia area. Check out these article's on Philadlephia's ten-year tax abatement and the...

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