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Public Event

Program-for-Results (PforR) Financing: Current Progress and Next Steps

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Featuring
Joachim von Amsberg
Vice-President, Operations Policy and Country Services
World Bank


Discussants

Nancy Birdsall
President
Center for Global Development  

Marta Garcia Jauregui
Executive Director for Central America, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela
World Bank

Anne Perrault
Director, International Financial Institutions Program
Center for International Environmental Law


Chair

Lawrence MacDonald
Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach
Center for Global Development


Program-for-Results (PforR), a new World Bank lending instrument, is one of several innovative approaches to development aid that focus on measurable development outcomes.  Proponents argue that PforR will help strengthen institutions, build capacity, and enhance partnerships. Critics contend it may bypass hard-won social and environmental safeguards.  This event will include an overview of the approach followed by a panel discussion with aid experts with a variety of perspectives.

Related Experts

Photo of Nancy Birdsall
Senior Fellow, President Emeritus

Thursday, January 19, 2012
10:00am - 11:30am