Regional Workshop Program-for-Results Financing for Sustainable Development Results
June 21-22, 2016Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

This regional workshop will bring together participants from African countries that currently implement Program-for-Results (PforR) operations and those who are considering this financing instrument. Government officials, representatives of multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, civil society organizations and operational practitioners from the World Bank will discuss recent accomplishments and challenges in PforR. They will share lessons and build on each other’s practical experiences. 

Day 1 - June 21, 2016  

PDF of the Agenda

08:00 – 09:00   Registration and Coffee 

09:00 – 9:40   Welcome Remarks and PforR Introduction 

Opening & logistics

Yara Salem, Master of Ceremony

Welcome Remarks
Mr. January Makamba, Minister of Environment, Tanzania

World Bank in Africa and the role of PforR- Opening Presentation
Bella Bird, Tanzania Country Director (WB)

09:40 – 11:00   Session 1: PforR from the perspective of Ministries of Finance 
Moderator: Hassan Zaman, Director OPSPQ  (WB)

Ethiopia: Mr. Melaku Kifle, Director, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation
Uganda: Mr. Kenneth Mugambe, Director, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Kenya: Mr. Kennedy Nyachiro, Chief Economist, The National Treasury
Tanzania:  Ministry of Finance (TBC)

Discussion, Q&A

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break

11:30 – 1:00   Session 2: PforR from the perspective of Sectoral Ministries
Gayle Martin, Program Leader, Tanzania

Tanzania: Mr. Gerald Mweli, Acting Director of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.
Ethiopia:  Mr. Tiumzghy Berhe, Acting Director, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing
Kenya: Martin Anyango, Acting Director, Devolution, Ministry of Devolution and Planning
Burkina Faso: M. Jacques Sosthène Dingara, Permanent secretary of administrative reform, Ministry of Civil Service

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 3:30   Session 3: Leveraging Aid Partnerships through PforR 
: Gandham Ramana, Program Leader , WB (TBC)

Client Countries

Dr.(Ms.) Mekdim Enkossa, Adviser, Ethiopian Ministry of Health
Dr. Octave  Semwaga, Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture

Development Partners 
Ms. Namawu Alolo Alhassan, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Mr. Ian Attfield- Department for International Development (DFID)

3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break & Group Photo

4:00 - 5:30 Session 4: – PforR Overview

Imad Saleh, Operations Advisor  
David Webber, Advisor
Rajat Narula, Lead Financial Management Specialist

Discussion, Q&A

Dinner Buffet and Networking

Day 2 - June 22, 2016

9:00 – 9:15  Coffee

9:15 – 9:30 Flow of the day - Yara Salem: Master of Ceremony 

9:30 – 11:00 Session 5: PforR Café- Thematic Roundtables Discussion (1) 
Thematic groups

Group 1: Public Sector Management
Moderator: Rajat Narula, Lead Financial Management Specialist, WB

Group 2: Education System
Moderator: Arun Joshi, Lead Education Specialist, WB

Group 3: Local Governance
Moderator: Christopher Finch, Senior Social Development Specialist, WB

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session 6: PforR Café - Thematic Roundtables Discussion (2) 
Thematic groups
Group 4: Health Services  – Moderator: Gandham Ramana, Program Leader, WB

Group 5: Infrastructure Services– Moderator: Andre Bald, Program Leader, WB

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch 

2:00 – 3:00 Session 7: PforR in Challenging Situations

Moderator: Bella Bird, Tanzania Country Director(WB)

Yasser El-Gammal, Rwanda, Country Manager (WB)
Suleiman Atolagbe Alege, Commissioner of Health - Kwara State, Nigeria
Diego Garrido Martin: Senior Operations Officer, WB  

Discussion, Q&A

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:00  Reflections, Wrap Up & Closing Remarks 

Hassan Zaman, Director OPSPQ & Bella Bird, Tanzania Country Director (WB)

7:00 – 10:00 Dinner -Terrace at Slipway


Biographies of Speakers (download)



This event is invitation only.
  • Materials: Presentations

Photos from the workshop
Regional Workshop Program-for-Results Financing for Sustainable Development Results
See all photos »