In Kenya, rapid urbanization has huge implications for water use and wastewater management in the country’s cities, which are already facing increasing water and sanitation demands, such as pollution and overexploitation.
This illustrates the key features of GPRBA's role in the West Bank & Gaza Real Estate Registration Project, the first test case in applying results-based financing in the land sector.
From 2010 to 2013, the GPOBA: Vietnam Education Project provided tuition subsidies to more than 8,000 poor students to attend non-public upper secondary schools and professional secondary schools. Using an output-based aid approach, the project linked the payment of a tuition subsidy with student performance.
Access to clean water remains a struggle for many of the poorest households in rural areas. GPRBA collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania to bring safe, clean water to 165 villages in the country by combining blended financing with emerging technologies including solar water pumps, pre-paid meters, chlorination and remote sensors.
The Government of Uganda recently decentralized rural water supplies, awarding contracts to private operators. But a critical lack of local finance existed, and local operators needed capacity-building.
In the small Ugandan town of Busembatia, 400 new connections are providing clean piped water for the first time. Sustainable water supply helped transform the lives of 15,000 residents by saving their time, reducing water-borne health hazards, and improving people’s economic well-being. GPRBA, IFC, PPIAF and Devco all cooperated to make this project a success.