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Program for Results (PforR) Client Event for South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Region
December 12-14, 2016Bangkok, Thailand

The Program-for-Results (PforR) instrument was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors in 2012. Since its creation, there has been a steady increase in the use of the PforR instrument by our client countries. In response to the major findings of the 2-year review of implementation experiences and building on the success of PforR peer-to-peer learning events for staff, the World Bank is embarking on 3 client learning events to share practical experiences and good practices across its client countries. The first client event was held in Tanzania in June 2016 for the Africa region. The second event is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand on December 12-14, 2016 covering clients in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) and South Asia (SAR) Regions. The third event will take place next year to cover clients in the rest of the regions.


• Enhance the understanding and use of the PforR instrument amongst EAP and SAR client countries

• Enhance participants’ network for exchanging experiences in preparation and implementation of PforR operations

• Increase World Bank staff understanding of client countries’ perspectives of the PforR instrument and how better to facilitate its adoption by client countries in SAR and EAP regions

By invitation only. Presentations and other materials will be posted after the workshop.

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2016

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DAY 1- Monday, December 12, 2016 -- 1:30-5:00 pm: Training on the PforR instrument

Corundum Conference Room, Shangri-La Hotel

12:30 – 13:30   Registration Corundum Foyer. Lunch at Next 2 Café  

13:30 – 13:40   Introduction to day 1 session
Lily Chu, Manager, Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS), World Bank Group (WBG)

13:40 -14:00     Welcome Remarks and Brief Introduction to PforR instrument
Hart Schafer, Vice President, OPCS, WBG

14:00 – 14:45   PforR: What Does it Involve
Susan Shen, Practice manager, WBG

14:45 – 15:30   Program Definition and Assessments
Imad Saleh, PforR Program Lead, WBG

15:30 – 16:00   Tea/Coffee break at Function Foyer

16:00 – 16:45   DLIs selection and Program Action Plan development
Gandham Ramana, Program Leader, WBG

16:45 – 17:00   Example of Nepal Bridges PforR (video)

17:00               Closing Remarks
Lily Chu, Manager, WBG

19:00 – 21:00   WELCOME RECEPTION at River Terrace
Hosted by Hart Schafer, OPCS VP 


DAY 2 - Tuesday, December 13, 2016  Ballroom 3, Shangri-La Hotel

8:00 – 8:30     Registration and Tea/ Coffee  at Ballroom 3 foyer

8:30  - 8:45     Introduction to Day 2

8:45 -  9:00      Welcome Remarks
Hartwig Shafer, Vice President, OPCS, WBG

9:00 - 10:30    Session 1: Perspectives of PforR instrument from Ministries of Finance and Planning

Moderator: Hart Schafer, VP, OPCS, WBG


Ms. Han Su, Director, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China

Mr. Cao Manh Cuong, Deputy Director General, Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam

Mr. Tormarbulang Lumbantobing, Deputy Director for Planning and Data Management,  Ministry of Finance, Indonesia

Mr. Junxue Chu, Manager, WBG

Discussion, Q&A

10:30-11:00        Tea/Coffee break at Function Foyer and Group Photo

11:00 – 12:30     Session 2: Perspectives on PforR instrument from Sector and Subnational Agencies

Moderator: Ian Porter, WBG


Mr. Sarjo Prodhan, Deputy Director General, Bridge Branch, Dept of Roads, Nepal

Mr. Zhang Yongmiao, Deputy General Director, Corporate Lending Department, Huaxia Bank, People’s Republic of China

Mr. Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Secretary, Planning & Development, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

Dr. Gandham Ramana, Program Leader, WBG, Kenya office

Discussion, Q&A

12:30 – 14:00           Lunch at Next 2 Café

14:00 - 15:30      Session 3: Session 3 Program Preparation Phase:

Moderator: Dr. Gandham Ramana, Program Leader, WBG,  Kenya office


Mr. Vu Hai Tung, Deputy Director, Road Construction Management Department, Directorate for Road, Vietnam

Mr. Ikhsan Assad, Head of Division Regional Development Sunatera, Indonesia

Mr. Ashish Joshi, Project Director,  Uttarakhand Rural Water and Sanitation PforR, India

Ms. Xiaodong Wang, Sr. Energy Specialist, WNG, China office

Discussion, Q&A

15:30 - 16:00            Tea/Coffee break at Function Foyer

16:00 - 17:15    Session 4 Program Implementation Phase

Moderator: Mr. Talib Esmail, Manager, WBG


Mr. Ha Minh Tuan, Head of Bilateral Division, State Audit of Vietnam

Mr. Naresh Man Shakya, Program Coordinator, Bridge Improvement and Maintenance PforR Program, Department of Roads, Nepal

Mr. Ali Jalal, Director of Jobs and Competitiveness Program, Punjab, Pakistan

Mr. Imad Saleh, PforR Program Lead, WBG

Discussion, Q&A

17:15 - 17:30     Summary of The First Day 

Lily Chu, Manager, OPCS

19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at Ballroom 2
Dinner Topic: Leveraging Partnerships through PforR by Asian Development Bank


DAY 3 - Wednesday, December 14, 2016  Ballroom 3, Shangri-La Hotel

8:30 – 9:00      Tea/ coffee at Function Foyer

9:00 – 9:15      Introduction to Day 3

9:15 – 11:15    Session 5: PforR Café- Thematic Roundtables Discussion

Thematic break-out groups ( tentative)

Group 1: Education/Health/Social Protection        

Group 2: Environment, Energy, and Agriculture             

Group 3: Urban, Transport, and Water and Sanitation

Group 4a: Considerations for central ministries

Group 4b: Considerations for central ministries

11:15 – 11:30           Tea/ coffee break at Function Foyer

11:30 – 12:30           Reporting out

12:30 – 13:30           Lunch at Next 2 Café

13:30 – 14:30   Going Forward: Learning Together

Yara Salem, Sr. Operations Officer and Imad Saleh, PforR Program Lead,  WBG

14:30 – 15:00     Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

Lily Chu, Manager, WBG

15:00 – 17:00   Individual clinics with PforR experts

19:00 – 21:00   Dinner:  Private Charter Dinner Cruise on Grand Pearl No.2

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2016

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  • By Invitation Only: Presentations and other materials will be posted after the workshop.

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