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Results-based lending approaches in social protection and labor : World Bank experiences


  • Honorati, Maddalena
  • Rawlings, Laura
  • Domelen, Julie Van


This note reviews recent World Bank experience with projects using results-based lending in Social Protection and Labor (SP&L) in preparation for stepped-up engagement under the proposed Program-for-Results (P4R). The P4R is expected to be launched in 2012. Given the already strong use of P4R-type approaches in SP&L, the portfolio focus on sectoral reform as shown from the SP&L results readiness review, and the emphasis on SP&L systems in the new SP&L Strategy, this type of lending instrument is likely to be in high demand by SP&L clients. This note is intended as a resource for task teams in SP&L interested in a quick update on results-based lending in the sector and features two case studies: the Bangladesh Employment Generation Program for the Poorest Project and the Romania Social Assistance System Modernization Project.

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  • Honorati, Maddalena & Rawlings, Laura & Domelen, Julie Van, 2011. "Results-based lending approaches in social protection and labor : World Bank experiences," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 68513, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:68513

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    1. Independent Evaluation Group, 2016. "Program-for-Results," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 25770.
    2. World Bank, 2012. "Resilience, Equity, and Opportunity
      [Capacidad de recuperaciĆ³n, equidad y oportunidades]
      ," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12648, The World Bank.

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