Policy paper

Payment by results

Payment by results (PBR) is a new form of financing that makes payments contingent on the independent verification of results.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This publication was withdrawn on

A refreshed payment by results strategy is now available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfids-strategy-for-payment-by-results-sharpening-incentives-to-perform


Payment by results


PBR is a cross government reform priority and several other government departments are piloting this approach. PBR is strongly referenced in the UK Government Cabinet Office’s Open Public Services White Paper, which sets out the Government agenda for public sector reform. PBR approaches are also starting to gain momentum internationally, with DFID amongst leaders.

Published 15 October 2013