Program-for-Results (PforR) Innovative Financing: The leveraging of public expenditures for better development results
July 15, 2015Addis, Ethiopia

This session at the Financing for Development Conference will discuss the potential of PforR to contribute directly to enhancing the level and efficiency of development financing and the instrument's development impact, including achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Bank will host the Program-for-Results (PforR) Innovative Financing event, taking place as part of the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 15, 2015.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require significant effort. Development partners are exploring new ways to leverage domestic and international financing, build institutions and capacity, and create a different kind of dialogue that focuses on how to achieve the desired results.

Program-for-Results (PforR), an innovative financing tool introduced by the World Bank in 2012, works differently than traditional lending products by using a country’s own institutions and processes, and linking funding to the achievement of measurable and verified results.

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss PforR’s potential to contribute to achieving the SDGs through its direct focus on development results. Participants will engage with a panel of development practitioners from various finance and planning ministries as well as multilateral and bilateral agencies.

If you are registered and will be attending the Financing for Development Conference, please join us on July 15, 3:30-6:00 pm, Hotel Elilly.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Last Updated: Jul 09, 2015


Hartwig Schafer, Vice President of Operations, Policy and Country Services, World Bank

Fadia M. Saadah, Manager, Program-for-Results Financing, World Bank

Ato Mekuria Haile, Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Construction, Ethiopia

Servacius Likwelile, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Tanzania

Kapil Kapoor, Director for Strategy and Operational Policies, African Development Bank

Paul O'Brien, Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam