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


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.

Event Video


Joachim von Amsberg

Vice-President, Operations Policy and Country Services

World Bank


Nancy Birdsall


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 


Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach

Center for Global Development