Following the introduction of the Program-For-Results funding mechanism, in year 2012, The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors requested a follow-up review of the instrument to be performed two years later. A report titled “Program-For-Results: Two-Year Review” was issued by the operations policy and country services department in the World Bank. One of the main conclusions of the report is the lack of knowledge and experience of the stakeholders involved in the application of the Program-For-Results (P4R) funding mechanism. This leads to the need for further guidance and support for future P4R operations. This research aims to fill the gap between any in-pipeline programs planned to be financed through P4R and previous experiences within the same sector or financing mechanism. It is planned to summarize all P4R experiences to-date and other sectoral experiences in a detailed framework that guides new governments through the life-cycle of P4R. This is achieved by developing the main framework of a Decision Support System (DSS) that guides governments/decision makers throughout the lifetime of the P4R program. It provides guidance for the government in each stage of the P4R starting from the borrowing preparation stage up to the closing stage.
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