- new programs that have not yet been rigorously evaluated and that do not have a clear theory of change or access to data for a strong evaluation
- core government activities (e.g., standard policing tactics) that cannot be transferred to a nonprofit partner
- programs that can easily reach scale through conventional financing mechanisms—for example, programs with clear benefits and costs that are self-contained and can be entirely funded by one department
What types of programs may be poor candidates for PFS projects?
Programs that are probably less-than-ideal candidates include the following: