Output-based Aid in Colombia: Connecting Poor Households to Natural Gas Service

Natural gas connections could bring substantial benefits to poor households in Colombia. Compared with other fuels typically used for cooking, natural gas is safer, less expensive, and less environmentally damaging. But even though gas is more affordable, connection fees can put the cost of…

Date: 2007

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid in Infrastructure: A Tool for Reducing the Impact of Corruption

Corruption in infrastructure leads to big losses. Estimates of the share of construction spending lost to bribe payments around the world range from 5 percent to more than 20 percent. It is important to reduce the financial cost of corruption by limiting bribe payments. But even more important…

Date: 2007

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy, Water and Sanitation

Output-based aid in Uganda: Bringing Communication Services to Rural Areas

In 1999, Uganda had achieved a national teledensity (fixed and mobile) of about one telephone per 100 inhabitants, slightly above the average for Sub- Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). But with most phone lines concentrated in the Kampala area, rural teledensity was far lower. Indeed,…

Date: 2007

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy, Telecommunications

OBA in Senegal: Designing Technology-Neutral Concessions for Rural Electrification

Nationwide, only 30 percent of households in Senegal have access to electricity. Rural electrification is even lower at 12.5 percent of households, and limited to areas around large population centers and some tertiary centers. Once connected, most rural households would likely be willing and…

Date: 2007

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid in Health: The Argentine Maternal-Child Health Insurance Program

To fight infant mortality in the poorest provinces of Argentina, local authorities and the World Bank set up the Maternal-Child Health Insurance Program in 2004. The program is administered by provincial governments, which receive funding on the basis of the numbers of mothers and children…

Date: 2007

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health

Output-Based Aid in Bolivia: Balanced Tender Design for Sustainable Energy Access in Difficult Markets

Bolivia is implementing an innovative public-private approach to increase rural electricity access to extremely remote areas via Solar Home Systems (SHS). Novel Medium-term Service Contracts (MSCs) balance the Government’s wish for sustainable service and maximum control with providers’ aim for…

Date: 2007

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

GPOBA Annual Report 2007

GPOBA's first Annual Report, published in August 2007, gives an overview of the program's activities and objectives since its creation in 2003.
 

Date: 2007

Type: Annual Reports