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2016/01 Results-based aid approaches

The objective of the study is to provide a basis of evidence and documented experience regarding the use of payment for results in development assistance.

The report initially presents three payment for results “models” often referred to by donors and the literature: Cash-on-delivery, development impact bonds, and conditional cash-transfers. In reality, few real-life examples exist of the two former ones, while the latter is implemented extensively in Latin America, but only to a limited extent in Africa. They are not models a donor could readily adopt without significant further development and adaptation of the designs.

The report furthermore presents the experience regarding payment for results from three donors who have initiated such programmes: the World Bank, DFID and Norway.

PublisherEvaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida, Denmark
AuthorThomas Juel Thomsen, TJT Consult Aps.