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 September 30, 2020, there are 113 active PforR operations totaling $33.1 billion of Bank financing. In many cases, PforR operations have served as a platform to mobilize development partner support around government programs and the strengthening of those program systems. As such, even with its limited financing, the Bank has contributed to more than $200 billion in government programs. 

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2020

Approved Operations                Pipeline of Operations
 

 Country Name

 Program Documents

 Assessments
 

Argentina

Improving Inclusion in Secondary and Higher Education

Fiduciary
Technical

Armenia

Power Sector Financial Recovery Program-for-Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Bangladesh

Enabling Open Government

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Bangladesh

Operation for Supporting Rural Bridges (SupRB)

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Bangladesh

Quality Learning for All Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Bangladesh

Strengthening PFM Program to Enable Service Delivery

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Bangladesh

Transforming Secondary Education for Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Benin

BJ-Rural Water Supply Universal Access

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

Brazil

Upper Secondary School Reform

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Burkina Faso

Public Sector Modernization Program

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

Burkina Faso

Water Supply and Sanitation Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

Anhui Rural Road Resilience Program for Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

China Health Reform Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

Guangxi Poverty Reduction PforR

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

Hebei Air Pollution Prevention

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

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

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

Guizhou Aged Care System Development Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

China

Forest Ecosystem Improvement in the Upper Reaches of Yangtze River Basin Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Colombia

Improving Quality of Health Care Services and Efficiency in Colombia

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Costa Rica

National Health Insurance System Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Cote d'Ivoire

Enhancing Government Effectiveness for Improved Public Services

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Croatia

Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Services Program for Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary 
Technical

Egypt, Arab Republic of

Additional Financing to Inclusive Housing Financing Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Egypt, Arab Republic of

Additional Financing to Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Egypt

Inclusive Housing Finance Program

Environmental/Social (English) (Arabic)
Fiduciary
Technical

Egypt

Upper Egypt Local Development PforR

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Egypt

Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program

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

Ethiopia

Electrification Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ethiopia

Economic Opportunities

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

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

General Education Quality Improvement Program for Equity

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ethiopia

Local Government Development Program II

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ethiopia

Urban Institutional and Infrastructure Development Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ethiopia

Climate Action Through Landscape Management Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ethiopia

Additional Financing to Ethiopia Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ethiopia

Additional Financing to Ethiopia Health MDGs

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ghana

Ghana Secondary Cities Support Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Atal Bhujal Yojana (Abhy)-National Groundwater Management Improvement

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Chhattisgarh Public Financial Management and Accountability

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

India Energy Efficiency Scale-up Program

Environmental/social
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

Additional Financing for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary
Technical

India

Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Odisha Higher Education Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation

Environmental/social 
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Skill India Mission Operation

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

India

Uttarakhand Water Supply Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

West Bengal Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayats Program II

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

India

Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Indonesia

Indonesia-Supporting Primary Health Care Reform- I-SPHERE

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Indonesia

Investing in Nutrition and Early Years

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Indonesia

Power Distribution Development Program-for-Results

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Indonesia

Social Assistance Reform Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Indonesia

Additional Financing for Social Assistance Reform Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Indonesia

Indonesia: Emergency Response to COVID19

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Jordan

Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Jordan

Education Reform Support Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Jordan

Additional Finance- Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Jordan

Additional Financing - Jordan Education Reform Support

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Kazakhstan

Sustainable Livestock Development Program for Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Kenya

Additional Financing for the NSNP

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Social

Kenya

Kenya Urban Support Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Kenya

Devolution Support Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Kenya

Governance for Enabling Service Delivery

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Kenya

National Integrated Safety Net Program

Environmental
Fiduciary
Technical

Kenya

Statistics for Results Program

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

Kyrgyz Republic

Primary Health Care Quality Improvement Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Lebanon

Reaching All Children with Education (RACE 2) Support Project

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Mexico

Oaxaca Water and Sanitation Sector Modernization

Environmental/social (in Spanish)
Fiduciary
Technical

Moldova

Health Transformation Operation

Environmental 
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

Casablanca Municipal Support Program (English)ArabicFrench

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

Improving Primary Health in Rural Areas Program (French)

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

Morocco

 

Additional Financing for Improving Primary Health in Rural Areas and Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency

Environmental/Social

 

Morocco

 

Education Support Program

 

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

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

Environmental
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

 

Municipal Performance Program

 

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

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

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

Morocco

Strengthening Agri-Food Value Chains (English)ArabicFrench

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Morocco

Urban Transport Program (French)

Environmental/social (French)
Fiduciary
Technical

Mozambique

 

Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Program

 

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Mozambique

Primary Health Care Strengthening Program

Environmental /Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Mozambique

 

Additional Financing for Primary Health Care Strengthening

Environmental/Social

 

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
Fiduciary
Technical

Nepal

 

Additional Financing for School Sector Development Program

 

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Nepal

Second Bridges Improvement and Maintenance Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Nigeria

Better Education Service Delivery for All

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Nigeria

Kaduna State Economic Transformation Program-for-Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Nigeria

 

Power Sector Recovery Performance Loan

 

Environmental/Social

 

Nigeria

Program to Support “Saving One Million Lives"

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Nigeria

States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability PforR

Environmental/social
Technical

Pakistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Mobilization and Public Resource Management

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Pakistan

National Social Protection Program

Environmental/social 
Fiduciary
Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Agriculture and Rural Transformation

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
Fiduciary
Technical

Pakistan

PFM/Accountability to supp. Service Delivery

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Cities Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Green Development Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Romania

Health Program For Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

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

Rwanda

Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program 4 Phase 2

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Rwanda

Additional Financing for Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program 4 Phase 2

Environmental/Social

Rwanda

Priority Skills for Growth (PSG)

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Rwanda

Additional Financing for Priority Skills for Growth Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Samoa

Samoa Health Program

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary

Senegal

Agriculture & Livestock Competitiveness Program for Results

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Senegal

Municipal and Agglomerations Support

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Serbia

PforR on Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Serbia

Enhancing Infrastructure Efficiency and Sustainability (RMPBEE) Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Sri Lanka

Accelerate Higher Education Development

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Tajikistan

Power Utility Financial Recovery

Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical

Tanzania

Education and Skills for Productive Jobs Program

Environmental/Social
 

Tanzania

Education Program for Results Additional Financing

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

Tanzania

Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program

Environmental/Social
 

Tunisia

Urban Development and Local Government Program

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

Tunisia

Urban Development and Local Governance Additional Financing

Environmental/social

Uganda

Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development 

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

Uganda

Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development – Additional Financing

Environmental/social

Uganda

Uganda Intergov Fiscal Transfers Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Ukraine

 

Accelerating Private Investment in Agriculture

 

Environmental/Social
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

National Targeted Programs Support

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Vietnam

Northern Mountains Urban Program

Environmental/social
Fiduciary
Technical

Vietnam

Rural Sanitation and Water Supply

Environmental/social (in English) (in Vietnamese)
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 ID Name
Albania P170891 National Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Modernization Program
 
Argentina P172689 Buenos Aires Water Supply and Sanitation
 
Bangladesh P174047 Additional Financing for Quality Learning for All Program
 
China P172325 Hunan Institutional Enhancement PforR
 
Colombia P174341 Colombia's Integrated Social Registry
 
Ethiopia P168411 Refugees Integration Project
 
Ethiopia P170943 Additional Financing to Gneral Education Quality Improvement Program for Equity
 
India P172226 Raising and Accelerating MSME Productivity
 
India P175221 Chennai City Partnership: Sustainable Urban Services Program
 
India P173704 Gujarat Outcomes in Learning and Development (GOLD): School Education Excellence Project (SEEP)
 
Indonesia P166693 Indonesia Skills Development Project
 
Kazakhstan P170270 Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) Program
Kenya P173065 Locally Led Climate Action (FLLCA)

occo P173048 Urban Transport Program AF
 
Morocco P170419 Green Generation Program
 
Morocco P169330 Public Sector Performance (ENNAJAA) Program 
 
Nigeria P174114 Nigeria Cares
 
Nigeria P174042 Strengthen the fiscal transparency, accountability and sustainability for Covid-19 Response Program
 
Nigeria P172891 Distribution Sector Recovery Program
 
Nigeria P170734 Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program
 
Nigeria P173309 GPE2 Transforming Education Systems at State Level 
 
Pakistan P171417 Punjab Resource Improvement and Digital Effectiveness
 
Pakistan P174484 Crisis-Resilient Social Protection
 
Poland P170131 Energy Efficiency in Single Family Buildings Program
 
Seychelles P168993 Social Protection Quality
 
Tajikistan P171892 Tax Reform Project
 
Tunisia P173568 Disaster Resilience Program
 

 

P158435 
P158435 
Environmental/social
Environmental/social
Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical
Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical
Environmental/Social
Fiduciary
Technical
AF to Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program
AF to Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2020





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