Targeting Subsidies Through Output-Based Aid

Output-based aid (OBA), or performance-based grants, can be used to help target services to the poor. Under OBA schemes, service providers are compensated only after delivery of a specified output, such as water connections, to a targeted beneficiary. In most cases that targeted beneficiary…

Date: 2008

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Other

Output-Based Aid in India: Community Water Project in Andhra Pradesh

Providing safe drinking water to poor families in the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh is critical for the economic development of the region as well as to improve health and living conditions. A community water project supported by GPOBA is increasing innovation and efficiency in the sector through…

Date: 2008

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Output-Based Disbursements in Mexico: Transforming the Water Sector in Guanajuato

A project in the Mexican state of Guanajuato shows how tying disbursements to specific outputs can provide incentives for effective implementation of a water sector strategy. The disbursements, from pooled government and World Bank loan funds, are made against connections to safe and reliable…

Date: 2008

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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Performance-based Contracting in Health: The Experience of Three Projects in Africa

Performance-based contracting in health is an example of an output-based approach to improving health service delivery. In 2003 and 2004, GPOBA supported the design of three output-based aid (OBA) schemes using performance-based contracting in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda…

Date: 2008

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health

Output-Based Aid in Mongolia: Expanding Telecommunications Services to Rural Areas

Access to telecommunications services has been extremely limited in the remote and sparsely populated areas of Mongolia. Several factors have conspired against achieving universal access on a purely commercial basis—the country’s vast and challenging geography, the nomadic lifestyle of the rural…

Date: 2008

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Telecommunications

Output-based Aid in Cambodia: Getting Private Operators and Local Communities to Help Deliver Water to the Poor - The Experience to Date

The output-based aid (OBA) OBA pilot in small towns in Cambodia, funded by the World Bank, was one of the first OBA water supply pilots to be initiated. The project was initially hailed as a success, but has not to date delivered the expected results, especially in terms of private sector…

Date: 2008

Type: OBA Working Papers

Tags: Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2008

Output-based aid (OBA) can increase access to basic services for the poor in developing countries and improve the delivery of services that exhibit positive externalities, such as reductions in CO2 and improvements in health, says GPOBA’s Annual Report 2008.

Date: 2008

Type: Annual Reports