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Thursday, September 28 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Paying for Results in Development: Advice for and from Practitioners

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In an environment where funders and governments are concerned with achieving more with less, where it's becoming ever more urgent to effectively address the needs of vulnerable communities, Results-Based Financing (RBF) has rapidly emerged as an essential tool to maximize the effectiveness of public funding in international development. In the last decade, we have witnessed RBF gain momentum in a range of sectors (such as health, education, workforce development, or institutional strengthening), with more than $26.9 billion USD disbursed in over 78 low and middle-income countries. We have also witnessed a corresponding recognition of the challenges involved in designing and implementing RBF in a thoughtful manner, that actually unlocks its potential and leads to improved social outcomes. As Owen Barder, from the Center for Global Development, simply put, “for payment by results to work, you have to get a lot of things right.”

In light of the evident transition towards a focus on outcomes in today’s field of international development, it is crucial to ensure that policy-makers, funders, investors, and service providers alike understand how to best apply this cutting-edge mechanism to their specific context and how to adapt and equip themselves with the necessary technical know-how to succeed.


This panel will build on the experience of various stakeholders undertaking different roles across the landscape of RBF, including leading service providers, donors, and intermediaries. The panel will offer a deeper look into the practice of RBF, following the journey that these actors took in their transition to a focus on outcomes; from the motivation behind their strategic move, to the challenges encountered and the actions taken to successfully address these.  

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William Savedoff

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Bill Savedoff is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development where he works on issues of aid effectiveness and health policy. His current research focuses on the use of performance payments in aid programs and problems posed by corruption. At the Center, Savedoff played a... Read More →

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Dianne Calvi

CEO, Village Enterprise
Chief Executive Officer Dianne Calvi has over twenty years of international management experience. Prior to joining Village Enterprise, Dianne served as the President of Bring Me A Book Foundation, a literacy nonprofit with international partnerships in Hong Kong, Malawi, Mexico... Read More →
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Terry Gray

Social Impact Investing Lead, World Vision
Worked in the international development sector for over twenty years. Career has been primarily with NGOs while including short-term consultancy work with multilateral institutions, private sector, universities as well as NGOs. In January 2014 Terry formalized his consulting work... Read More →
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Avnish Gungadurdoss

Managing Partner / Co-founder, Instiglio
Avnish leads and coordinates Instiglio’s global strategy and RBF Practice, and provides technical direction and support in key projects. He also developed and now steers the Performance Management practice. Avnish formerly worked for MIT's Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), for the World... Read More →
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Ryan Moore

Director of Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Ryan Moore is a global development professional with over 10 years of experience in designing, managing, and evaluating projects ranging from education and private sector development to transport infrastructure and agricultural development. He holds a Master in Public Administration... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Horizon Ballroom Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center