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, 2021, there are 121 active PforR operations totaling $38.15 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, 2021

Approved Operations                Pipeline of Operations
 

Country Name

 Program Documents

 Assessments

Argentina

Buenos Aires Water Supply and Sanitation

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Argentina

Improving Inclusion in Secondary and Higher Education (English) (Spanish)

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Armenia

Power Sector Financial Recovery Program-for-Results

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Bangladesh

Enabling Open Government

Environmental/Social (English) (Bengali)

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

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

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

China

Guangxi Poverty Reduction PforR

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

China

Guizhou Aged Care System Development Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

China

Hebei Air Pollution Prevention

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

China

Hunan Institutional Enhancement PforR

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

China

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

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 (Spanish)

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

Inclusive Housing Finance Program

 

Environmental/Social (English) (Arabic)

Fiduciary

Technical

Egypt

Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program

Environmental/Social (English) (Arabic)

Fiduciary (annex 5)

Technical (annex 5)

Egypt

Upper Egypt Local Development PforR (English) (Arabic)

Environmental/Social (English) (Arabic)

Addenda docs in English and Arabic

Fiduciary

Technical

Egypt, Arab Republic of

Additional Financing to Inclusive Housing Financing Program (English) (Arabic)

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Egypt, Arab Republic of

Additional Financing to Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program (English) (Arabic)

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

Ethiopia

Additional Financing to GEQIP-E for Refugees Integration Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Ethiopia

Climate Action Through Landscape Management Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Ethiopia

Economic Opportunities

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Ethiopia

Electrification Program

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

Ghana

Ghana Secondary Cities Support Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Additional Financing for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar 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

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

Gujarat Outcomes for Accelerated Learning (GOAL)

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

India Energy Efficiency Scale-up Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Odisha Higher Education Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Resilient Kerala Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Skill India Mission Operation

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation

Environmental/social 

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Supporting Andhra's Learning Transformation

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Swachh Bharat Mission Support Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

India

Tamil Nadu Health System Reform 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

Indonesia

Additional Financing for Social Assistance Reform Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Indonesia

Emergency Response to COVID-19 Additional Financing

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Indonesia

Indonesia: Emergency Response to COVID19

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

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

Jordan

Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Jordan

Education Reform Support Program (English) (Arabic)

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Jordan

Inclusive, Transparent and Climate Responsive Investments Program-for-Results Project

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Kazakhstan

Sustainable Livestock Development Program for Results

Environmental/Social (English) (Russian)

Fiduciary

Technical

Kenya

Additional Financing for the NSNP

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Social

Kenya

Devolution Support Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Kenya

Governance for Enabling Service Delivery

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Kenya

Kenya Urban Support Program

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

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

Environmental/Social

Morocco

Casablanca Municipal Support Program (English)ArabicFrench

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Morocco

Education Support Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Morocco

Green Generation Program-for-Results (English) (French)

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Morocco

Improving Early Childhood Development outcomes in rural Morocco (English) (Arabic)

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Morocco

Improving Primary Health in Rural Areas Program (French)

Environmental/social (French)

Fiduciary (annex 5)

Technical (annex 4)

Morocco

Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Program-for-Results Project (English) (French) (Arabic)

Environmental/Social (French)

Fiduciary

Technical

Morocco

Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Program Additional Financing

Environmental/Social

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 (English) (French)

Environmental/social (French)

Fiduciary

Technical

Morocco

Urban Transport Program Additional Financing

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Mozambique

Additional Financing for Primary Health Care Strengthening

Environmental/Social

Mozambique

Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Mozambique

Primary Health Care Strengthening Program

Environmental /Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Mozambique

Public Financial Management for Results Program

 

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nepal

Additional Financing for Nepal Health Sector Management Reform Program for Results

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nepal

Additional Financing for School Sector Development Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nepal

COVID-19 School Sector Response (GPE)

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

Second Bridges Improvement and Maintenance Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nepal

Nurturing Excellence in Higher Education Program for Results

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nepal

Additional Financing to SSDP

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nigeria

Better Education Service Delivery for All

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nigeria

COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nigeria

Distribution Sector Recovery Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nigeria

Edo Basic Education Sector and Skills Transformation Operation

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nigeria

SFTAS Additional Financing for Covid-19 Response PforR

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

Nigeria

SFTAS Additional Financing for Covid-19 Response PforR

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Nigeria

Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program-for-Results

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Actions to Strengthen Performance for Inclusive and Responsive Education Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Crisis-Resilient Social Protection (CRISP)

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

KP- Spending Effectively for Enhanced Development

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Mobilization and Public Resource Management

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

National Social Protection Program

Environmental/social 

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

PFM/Accountability to supp. Service Delivery

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Agriculture and Rural Transformation

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Cities Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Governance and Service Delivery

 

Environmental/social (part 1) (part 2)

Fiduciary 

Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Green Development Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Resource Improvement and Digital Effectiveness

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Pakistan

Punjab Jobs and Competitiveness Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Romania

Health Program For Results

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Rwanda

Additional Financing for Priority Skills for Growth Program

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

Public Sector Governance Program for Results

Environmental

Fiduciary

Technical

Rwanda

Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program 4 Phase 2

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Rwanda

Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program Phase 3 Program

Additional Financing

Environmental (Additional Financing Addendum)

Fiduciary

Technical

Rwanda

Additional Financing for 'Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program Phase3

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Samoa

Samoa Health Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Senegal

Jobs, Economic Transformation & Recovery Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Senegal

Agriculture & Livestock Competitiveness Program for Results

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Senegal

Municipal and Agglomerations Support

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Serbia

Enhancing Infrastructure Efficiency and Sustainability (RMPBEE) Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Serbia

PforR on Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Seychelles

Strengthening Quality of the Social Protection System

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Sri Lanka

Accelerate Higher Education Development

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Tajikistan

Power Utility Financial Recovery

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Tajikistan

Tax Reform Operation

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Tanzania

Big Results Now in Education Program

 

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Tanzania

Education and Skills for Productive Jobs Program

Environmental/Social

Tanzania

Education Program for Results Additional Financing

Environmental/Social

Tanzania

Rural Electrification Expansion Program

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

Strengthening Primary Health Care for Results Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Tanzania

Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program

Environmental/Social

Tunisia

Integrated Disaster Resilience Program

Environmental/Social

Fiduciary

Technical

Tunisia

Urban Development and Local Governance Additional Financing

Environmental/social

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

Uganda

Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development – Additional Financing

Environmental/social

Uganda

Uganda Intergov Fiscal Transfers Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Uganda

Uganda Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers - Additional Financing

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

Results-Based Scaling Up Rural Sanitation and Water Supply Program

Environmental/social

Fiduciary

Technical

Vietnam

Rural Sanitation and Water Supply

Environmental/social (in English) (in Vietnamese)

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 Proj ID Project Name
Albania P170891 Albania WSS Sector Modernization Program
Bangladesh P174650  Electricity Distribution Modernization
Bangladesh P174047 Additional Financing for QLEAP
Bangladesh P176374 PARTNER-Agriculture Sector Modernization
Benin P172940 Benin P4R Health System Enhancement
Bhutan P174399 Bhutan HCRR Project
Brazil P168634 Parana Public Sector Modernization
China P171644 Yangtze Protection & EcoEnv Restoration
China P172806 Yellow River Basin Resilience Program
Colombia P176006 PROMISE
Cote d'Ivoire P176882 CI - Governance & Service Delivery AF
Cote d'Ivoire P175594 Social Safety Nets System
Eastern Africa P176371 Eastern Africa Regional Statistics PforR
Ethiopia P172284 Ethiopia Human Capital Project
Georgia P175455 Georgia Human Capital Program
Ghana P173168 Health for Human Capital
Ghana P173258 Energy Sector Recovery PforR
India P175221 Chennai City Partnership: Sustainable Urban Services Program 
India P172187 REWARD
India P175261 Buildg Fiscal & Institutional Resilience
India P174732 Shimla WASSIP
India P174564 State Capability for Social Protection
India P171750 Residential Rooftop Solar Program
India P172223 Development of Battery Energy Storage
Indonesia P172707 National Health Insurance (JKN) Reforms and Results Program
Kazakhstan P176295 Resilient Digital Kazakhstan Program
Kenya P173065 Locally-Led Climate Action (FLLoCA)
Lebanon P176205 Additional Financing - Lebanon RACE
Morocco P169330 MA: Morocco ENNAJAA Program
Morocco P172926 MA: Blue Economy Development Program
Niger P174822 Niger - PSM for Resilience and Service
Nigeria P173309 BESDA Additional Financing
Pakistan P172615 National Health Support Program 
Pakistan P173663 Punjab Affordable Housing Program
Poland P170131 Clean Air P4R
Samoa P177145 Samoa Health Strengthening Program AF
Tanzania P169380 BOOST Primary Student Learning
Turkey P176375 Scaling-up distributed solar PVs
Uganda P175660 GKMA Urban Development 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 05, 2021




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