Program-for-Results Financing (PforR)

In today’s world, development is about results and institutional strengthening. Everyone—government officials, parliamentarians, civil society, and the private sector—is demanding programs that help deliver sustainable results and build institutions. To address this growing demand, the World Bank developed the Program-for-Results (PforR) financing instrument. 

Focus on results

PforR’s unique features include using a country’s own institutions and processes, and linking disbursement of funds directly to the achievement of specific program results.

Strengthen capacity

This approach helps build capacity within the country, enhances effectiveness and efficiency and leads to achievement of tangible, sustainable program results.

Support borrowers’ programs

PforR is also unique because it supports government programs and helps leverage World Bank development assistance by fostering partnerships and aligning development partner goals and results that can lead to greater development effectiveness.

Availability

PforR is available to all World Bank member countries and is one of three financing instruments offered, accompanying Investment Project Financing (IPF) and Development Policy Financing (DPF). The choice of instrument depends on a client’s needs and the development challenge to be addressed.

Use

Since its creation in 2012, there has been steady increase in the use of PforR. As of April 17, 2016, there are 57 approved PforR operations totaling $13.8 billion of Bank financing and supporting $73.3 billion of government programs.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017

Approved Operations                Pipeline of Operations

 

Country Name

Program Documents

Assessments

Armenia

Power Sector Financial Recovery Program-for-Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Bangladesh

Enabling Open Government

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Brazil

Strengthening Service Delivery for Growth, Poverty Reduction and Environmental Sustainability in the State of Ceará (English) - (Portuguese)

Environmental/social (part 1) (part 2)
Fiduciary
Technical

Burkina Faso

Public Sector Modernization Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary (annex 5)
Technical (annex 4)

China

Hebei Air Pollution Prevention

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

Innovative Financing for Air Pollution Control in Jing-Jin-Ji

Environmental/social

Costa Rica

National Health Insurance System Program

Environmental/social

Croatia

Health Sector Reform Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary 
Technical

Egypt

Inclusive Housing Finance Program

Environmental/Social (English) (Arabic)
Fiduciary
Technical

Egypt

Local Development Project

Environmental/Social

Egypt

Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary (annex 5)
Technical (annex 5)

Ethiopia

Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary (annex 5)
Technical (annex 4)

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Health MDG Support Project

Environmental
Fiduciary 
Technical

Ethiopia

Local Government Development Program II

Environmental
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Program

Environmental/social Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program
Additional Financing

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Swachh Bharat Mission Support Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation

Environmental/social 
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Third Maharashtra Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Jalswarajya-II)

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

India West Bengal Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayats Program II Environmental/social

Indonesia

Power Distribution Development Program-for-Results

 

Jordan

Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees

Environmental/social

Kenya

Devolution Support Program

Environmental/social

Kenya

National Integrated Safety Net Program

Environmental
Fiduciary
Technical

Kenya

Statistics for Results Program

Environmental/Social (annex 6)
Fiduciary (annex 5)
Technical (annex 4)

Lebanon

Reaching All Children with Education (RACE 2) Support Project

Environmental/social

Mexico

Oaxaca Water and Sanitation Sector Modernization

Environmental/social (in Spanish)
Fiduciary
Technical

Moldova

Health Transformation Operation

Environmental 
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Program-for-Results Project

Environmental
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) Phase II (in English) (French)

Environmental/social (in English) (in French)
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

Improving Primary Health in Rural Areas Program (French)

Environmental/social (French)
Fiduciary (annex 5)
Technical (annex 4)

Morocco

Urban Transport Program (French)

Environmental/social (French)
Fiduciary
Technical

Mozambique

Public Financial Management for Results Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Nepal

Health Sector Management Reform

Environmental/social 
Fiduciary
Technical

Nepal

Results-Based Bridges Improvement & Maintenance Project 

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Nepal School Sector Development Program Environmental/social

Nigeria

Program to Support “Saving One Million Lives"

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Pakistan

Pakistan National Social Protection Program

Environmental/social 
Fiduciary
Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Governance and Service Delivery

Environmental/social (part 1) (part 2)
Fiduciary 
Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Jobs and Competitiveness Program

Environmental/social

Rwanda

Rwanda Public Sector Governance Program For Results

Environmental
Fiduciary
Technical

Rwanda

Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program Phase 3 Program
Additional Financing

Environmental (Additional Financing Addendum)
Fiduciary
Technical

Serbia

PforR on Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Tanzania

Education and Skills for Productive Jobs Program

Environmental/Social

Tanzania

Second Local Government Support Project

Environmental/social (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) (part 5)
Fiduciary
Technical

Tanzania

Big Results Now in Education Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Tanzania

Rural Electrification Expansion Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Tanzania

Strengthening Primary Health Care for Results Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Tunisia

Urban Development and Local Government Program

Environmental/social (in English) (in French)
Fiduciary 
Technical

Uganda

Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development 

Environmental/social (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) (part 5)
Fiduciary
Technical

Uruguay

Road Infrastructure Program for Results 

Environmental/social (in English) (in Spanish)
Fiduciary
Technical

Uruguay Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Program Environmental/social (in Spanish)

Vietnam

Enhancing Teacher Education Program

 

Vietnam

Local Road Asset Management Program

Environmental/social (in English
Fiduciary
Technical

Vietnam

Rural Sanitation and Water Supply

Environmental/social (in English) (in Vietnamese)
Fiduciary
Technical

Vietnam

Northern Mountains Urban Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Vietnam

Results-Based Scaling up Rural Sanitation and Water Supply Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

West Bank and Gaza

Local Governance and Services Improvement Program for Results 

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Pipeline of Operations - Programs Under Preparation

Country

Project Number

Project Name

Afghanistan 

P157723

ARTF Recurrent Cost Support and Incentive Program

Bulgaria

P154710

Residential Energy Efficiency Program

China

P154984

Health Reform Project

Egypt

P149622

Health Care Support Program

Ethiopia

P160108

Health MDGs - Additional Financing

India

P155007

Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop PV

India

P158146

IN Uttarakhand WSS

India

P160479

Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayats Project II (West Bengal)

India  

P158119 

National GW Management Improvement Program

India

P158435

Skill Training for Employability Leveraging Public Private Partnership

India

P156867

STRIVE

Indonesia

P157599

Tourism Development Program

Kenya

P156777

Secondary Cities Services Improvement Pr

Morocco

P153099

Leveraging Finance for Inclusive Growth Program

Morocco

P149995

Municipal (Casablanca) Support Program

Morocco

P155222

Education Support Program

Nepal

P160207

Health Sector Management Reform

Nepal

P160748

School Sector Development Program

Pakistan

P158643

National Social Protection Program

Panama

P157311

Improving Access and Continuity of Health Care

Rwanda

P161000

Ag Transformation Phase III – Additional Financing

Senegal

P157097

Municipal and Agglomerations Support

Uganda

P160250

IGFT

Tunisia

P151011

Financial Sector Modernization Program

Vietnam

P159737

National Targeted Programs Support

Vietnam

P158981

Vietnam Social Security Project

West Bank and Gaza

P159258

Third Municipal Development Project

West Bank and Gaza

P158615

Water Security Development

P158435 
P158435 
Environmental/social
Environmental/social

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017

Resources and Information 

Program-for-Results: An Update, April 2015 (Fact sheet)

PforR: A New Approach to World Bank Financing (Brochure)

Two-Year Review of the Instrument (Briefing page)

Program-for-Results: Two-Year Review (Paper)

PforR Consultations for the Two-Year Review (Consultation website)

A New Instrument to Advance Development Effectiveness: Program-for-Results Financing, December 2011 (World Bank Board Report)

Events

June 2016 - Africa Regional Workshop 

December 2016 - Client Event for South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Region 

Media articles

Ensuring the World Bank's Relevance March 16, 2015 - Forbes Op-Ed outlines how efforts like the PforR promise to help the World Bank adjust to the new development landscape.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016





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