Improving Electricity Access for Low-Income Households in Zambia

In 2015, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) approved a US$4.95 million grant to increase access to grid-based electricity services for 22,000 low-income households and 5,000 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in urban and peri-urban areas through use of targeted subsidies, with…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Expanding Electricity to Low-Income Customers in Liberia

In 2011, GPOBA provided a grant to the local power utility, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), to ensure broad-based and inclusive access to electricity and significantly improve living conditions among the poor in low-income households in Monrovia. This project was part of a larger…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid for Municipal Solid Waste Management in Nepal

The project was implemented in five municipalities -- Dhankuta, Ghorahi, Lalitpur, Pokhara, and Tansen -- which met certain operating and maintenance requirements. The project aimed to build upon the municipalities’ existing systems and make them more sustainable, rather than developing new…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Solid Waste Management

Expanding Electrification to Low-income Households in Rural Ghana with Microfinance

This learning note is part of a series developed by the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) to analyze and showcase experiences where results-based finance (RBF) has been used to leverage private finance through a blended finance approach.

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Energy

Building the Market for Urban Sanitation in Ghana

This learning note is part of a series developed by the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) to analyze and showcase experiences where results-based finance (RBF) has been used to leverage private finance through a blended finance approach.

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Extending Access to Clean Energy for Low-Income Households in Rural Bangladesh

This learning note is part of a series developed by the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) to analyze and showcase experiences where results-based finance (RBF) has been used to leverage private finance through a blended finance approach.

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Energy

Maximizing Finance for Development for the Poor

This learning note is part of a series developed by the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) to analyze and showcase experiences where results-based finance (RBF) has been used to leverage private finance through a blended finance approach.

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Expanding Electricity to Low-Income Customers in Liberia

This project has been extremely important in Liberia’s efforts to recover from the civil war and modernize. The availability of electricity service has provided important security benefits such as street lighting to reduce petty crime, as well as complementing modern and extended services such…

Date: 2018

Tags: Energy

Expanding Hygienic Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh with Microfinance

This learning note is part of a series developed by the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) to analyze and showcase experiences where results-based finance (RBF) has been used to leverage private finance through a blended finance approach.

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Kenya: Using Private Financing to Improve Water Services

This note describes efforts by the government of Kenya, the World Bank and other development partners to improve access to commercial finance for water and sanitation projects, within the context of sector reforms and innovative financing initiatives.

 

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Bangladesh: Sanitation Microfinance for Rural Households

The World Bank Group—along with international and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)—is a longtime partner of the Bangladesh government in improving access to sanitation. Strong progress has been achieved, and the Bank Group continues to support the government’s initiatives, particularly…

Date: 2018

Type: Other Publications

GPOBA Annual Report 2018

The report covers highlights of this fiscal year of 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018), in which GPOBA commemorates its 15th anniversary, along with a review of the progress towards achieving the partnership's goals of designing and implementing OBA pilot projects, building a Center of…

Date: 2018

Type: Annual Reports

A Guide for Effective Results-Based Strategies

GPOBA was initially founded to implement output-based aid, targeting low-income households and communities. While OBA has proven to be a successful type of development financing over its 15 years of operation, GPOBA  has discovered that more complex and changing environments require more…

Date: 2018

Type: Other Publications

GPOBA Annual Report 2017

GPOBA was established in 2003 to explore output-based approaches to basic service provision. It is housed within the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (GSURR). Over its 14 years in operation, GPOBA has built a diverse portfolio of 48 subsidy projects in 28…

Date: 2017

Type: Annual Reports

OBA in Infrastructure: The Experience So Far

Increasing access to basic infrastructure services is critical to reducing poverty and enabling poor and marginalized people to participate in and benefit from economic development.

Too often, however, the gap between the cost of the initial service connection and a user’s ability to pay…

Date: 2017

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

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Tags: Water and Sanitation

Output-Based Aid for Urban Transport

Urban transport systems are crucial to economic and social development, and are particularly important for connecting poor populations to jobs, education, and health services. As the developing world rapidly urbanizes, there is an opportunity to build safer, cleaner, and more inclusive transport…

Date: 2017

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Urban Transport

Uganda Grid-Based Output-Based Aid Project

The OBA facility supported provision of over 105,000 grid connections for poor households (525,000 residents) in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas, representing about 10 percent of new connections country-wide from 2013–2016.

The GPOBA grant, which was fully utilized four months before…

Date: 2017

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Decentralized Electricity for Universal Access in Bolivia

The GPOBA project, which was approved in 2007, built on the experience of the Infrastructure for Rural Transformation (IDTR) project. It was comprised of grants totaling $5.2 million to support the provision of electricity under the framework of the Government’s universal access strategy. The…

Date: 2017

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Innovations in Finance: Indonesia

In 2010 the World Bank approved a US$220 million loan for a Local Government and Decentralization project in Indonesia. The project aims to improve the accountability and reporting of the central government’s Specific Purpose Grants (DAK). Piloted in four infrastructure sub-sectors—irrigation,…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Leveraging Performance-Based Financing and Accountability for Local Governments

A South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) Workshop on Leveraging Performance-Based Financing and Accountability for Local Governments was held in New Delhi on 9 May 2017 and in Kolkata on 10-11 May 2017. The Workshop brought together over fifty leaders, senior government functionaries, and…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Independent Verification