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 June 7, 2016, there are 46 approved PforR operations totaling $11.6 billion of Bank financing and supporting $55.1 billion of government programs.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016

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

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 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

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

 

 

India

Swachh Bharat Mission Support Program Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical
 

India

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

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

 
Indonesia Power Distribution Development Program-for-Results    

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)
 

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

Results-Based Bridges Improvement & Maintenance Project 

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

 

Nigeria

Program to Support “Saving One Million Lives

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

Environmental
Fiduciary
Technical

 
Serbia PforR on Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical
 

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

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

 
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
 

Programs Under Preparation

Country

Project Number

Project Name

Afghanistan  P157723 ARTF Recurrent Cost Support and Incentive Program

Bulgaria

P154710

Residential Energy Efficiency Program

China

P158733

Anhui Rural Road Improv. and Upgrading

China

P154984

China Health Reform Project

China

P154672

Hebei Air Pollution Prevention Program

Egypt  P157809 Education Quality Improvement Project

Egypt

P157395

Local Development Project

Egypt

P149622

Health Care Support Program

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 Indonesia Tourism Development Program

Kenya

P156777

Secondary Cities Services Improvement Pr

Jordan P159522 Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees P4R

Lebanon

P159470

RACE Support Project

Morocco

P153099

Leveraging Finance for Inclusive Growth Program

Morocco

P154715

Tourism Diversification Program

Morocco

P149995

Municipal (Casablanca) Support Program

Morocco

P155222

Education Support Program

Panama P157311 Improving Access and Continuity of Health Care PforR

Tanzania

P152810

Education and Skills for Productive Jobs

Tanzania

P153781

Rural Electrification Expansion Project

Tunisia

P151011

Financial Sector Modernization Program

Vietnam   P150060 Enhancing Teacher Education

 

P158435 
P158435 

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2016

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)

 

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 08, 2015