Education Performance for Results Program in Tanzania
Author: Wajeeha Bajwa, supported by NORRAG
The Tanzania Education Program for Results (EPforR) Additional Financing (AF) is a World Bank–funded program applying a results-based financing approach: the performance for results (PforR) tool. The EPforR AF provides the government funding that is released in regular intervals and it depends on the achievement of results collaboratively formulated in the form of disbursement linked indicators (DLIs). The PforR tool reduces transaction costs, ensures transparency, incentivizes the achievement of project targets, and streamlines the coordination between the Government of Tanzania and the World Bank (Guarnaschelli et al., 2014).
The objective of the program is to enhance the quality of education at the primary and secondary school level (The World Bank, n.d.). Through this, the Tanzania EPforR AF aims to complement the government’s efforts to implement the Education Sector Development Plan (2017–2021) and the “Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II) 2016–2021, Nurturing Industrialization for Economic Transformation and Human Development” (The World Bank, 2017a, p. 8). The program was expected to be effective as of August 30, 2017 and was expected to conclude on January 31, 2020.