Using Output Based Aid in Urban Projects

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Against the backdrop of rapidly rising urbanization in the developing world and the growing demand for basic services such as water and power, there is an increasing need to improve service delivery, particularly in low-income urban settlements. Output-based aid (OBA) …

Date: 2012

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy, Water and Sanitation

Independent Verification in Results-Based Financing

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With pressure for greater accountability and value for money in public budgets, widening the use of results-based financing (RBF) and setting up adequate independent mechanisms to verify results is becoming increasingly important. In January 2012, the World Bank launched…

Date: 2012

Type: OBApproaches

Output-Based Aid in Bangladesh: Solar Home Systems for Rural Households

A renewable energy program in Bangladesh that brings solar power to rural households is one of the most successful solar home system (SHS) programs in the world. It has demonstrated an inexpensive and reliable way to bring electricity to rural households. Several OBA features have contributed to…

Date: 2012

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Lessons From Output-Based Aid For Leveraging Finance For Clean Energy

This working paper has been prepared as backgound documentation to support a number of efforts being undertaken by the World Bank and other multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors in middle- and low-income countries linking support to clean energy with the need to make such supports more effective…

Date: 2012

Type: OBA Working Papers

Tags: Energy, Climate Change

Improved Community Water in Andhra Pradesh

For years, in the rural coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, there were no alternatives to the highly contaminated tap water from government-owned piped water systems, which were poorly operated and maintained. 

In May 2007, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) launched an…

Date: 2012

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Uganda Reproductive Health Vouchers Scheme

According to a 2003 study, about 435 women die per 100,000 live births in Uganda because of lack of access to health service facilities and professional health care. The loss of a mother can shatter a family and threaten the well-being of surviving children.

In September 2008, the Global…

Date: 2012

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Health

GPOBA Annual Report 2012

The report, spanning the fiscal year of 2012 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012), reviews progress towards achieving the Program’s goals of designing and implementing OBA pilot projects, building a Center of Expertise, piloting other results-based approaches, and communicating with the development…

Date: 2012

Type: Annual Reports

Providing Safe Delivery Services With Vouchers: The Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project in Western and Southern Uganda 

GPOBA presented key lessons learned in the Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project (RHVP) in Uganda through the International Finance Corporation (IFC) SmartLessons, a World Bank Group awards program which enables development practitioners to share lessons in development operations. The paper …

Date: 2012

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Health, Gender