Bangladesh OBA Microfinance Sanitation Project - Evaluation Report

In 2009, a pilot project was initiated with support from the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). This pilot aimed to leverage private sector resources and help poor households in rural areas access affordable, high-quality sanitation facilities from local businesses. In 2016, this…

Date: 2019

Type: GPOBA Evaluation Notes

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Impact Bonds and Maximizing Finance for Development

This paper outlines the potential contributions of impact bonds to the World Bank Group’s Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) approach. The MFD approach is in part a response by the World Bank Group to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This agenda calls for multilateral development…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

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Building the Market for Urban Sanitation in Ghana

In Ghana, output-based aid (OBA) was used to improve affordability for households in crowded low-income areas of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) to invest in improved household toilets. OBA was provided as a subsidy to reduce the upfront cost for toilets and stimulate demand, which in…

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Expanding Hygienic Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh with Microfinance

Output-based aid (OBA) is helping low-income households in rural Bangladesh access microloans to invest in hygienic sanitation facilities. The OBA grant subsidizes the cost of the facilities, reducing the overall cost for cash-constrained households, and the microloans help them to spread…

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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

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Infrastructure Verification Handbook: Indonesia

This handbook provides guidance for Indonesian National Government Internal Auditor (BPKP) team in the field on conducting the verification of outputs for the Government of Indonesia Specific Purpose Grants (DAK) infrastructure. This handbook is created as part of collaboration between the Ministry…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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

Vietnam Rural Water

In 2008, GPOBA approved a $3 million grant to support investments in piped rural water supply systems, in conjunction with the government's efforts to operationalize its national Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy.

The project provided access to affordable, clean water supply to…

Date: 2015

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Results-Based Financing for Water Service Providers in Kenya

The Water Services Trust Fund of Kenya (WSTF) is administering an output-based aid (OBA) program that provides financial incentives to water service providers to invest in rehabilitation and expansion of water and sanitation infrastructure. The objective of the program is to improve the…

Date: 2015

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Scaling up blended financing of Water and Sanitation investments in Kenya

This note looks at a series of interventions undertaken by the Government of Kenya (GoK), with support from the World Bank and other development partners, to improve access to commercial finance in the water and sanitation sector. It describes recent sector reforms and innovative financing…

Date: 2015

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Kenya Microfinance for Community-Managed Water Project

In 2006, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) approved an innovative pilot project for $1.15 million to increase access and improve efficiency in water services for the poor in rural and peri-urban areas of central Kenya through investments in selected community subprojects. By…

Date: 2014

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Morocco Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Services Output-based Aid Project

Despite Morocco's having a generally good infrastructure for the delivery of water and sanitation, over 1 million residents in the fast-growing outskirts of cities lack adequate services, posing a significant…

Date: 2014

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Applying Results-Based Financing in Water Investments

A Guide to Results-Based Financing in Water Investments
 
Given the broad array of issues and the complexity faced by the water sector as a whole (from irrigation to flood protection, to water conservation and hydropower), there is great demand for future exploring the potential of…

Date: 2014

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Senegal On-site Sanitation Project

An output-based aid (OBA) on-site sanitation project in Senegal helped over 100,000 people access sanitation facilities in peri-urban areas of Dakar, improving the urban environment, community health, and the well-being of women and children. The project shows that well-targeted subsidies can…

Date: 2013

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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

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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

Aide basée sur les résultats au Viet Nam: Accès des ménages ruraux aux services d’adduction d’eau

Au Viet Nam, l’approvisionnement durable en eau des populations rurales pose problème depuis de nombreuses années. En milieu rural, où se concentrent environ 74 percent de la population, à peine 48 percent des ménages ont accès à l’eau potable, contre 82 percent en zone urbaine1. Seuls 30˜…

Date: 2011

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Output-Based Aid in Vietnam: Access to Piped Water Services for Rural Households

In Vietnam, achieving sustainable provision of water services for communities in rural areas has been a challenge for years. About 74 percent of the Vietnamese population is concentrated in rural areas, yet just 48 percent of households have access to clean water, compared with 82 percent in…

Date: 2011

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Financing Small Piped Water Systems in Rural and Peri-Urban Kenya

Community run small-scale water systems play a critical role in supplying consumers in the peri-urban and rural areas of Kenya. The importance of these providers has been recognized in recent reforms of the sector, which provide for a legal and regulatory framework for community-based…

Date: 2011

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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Output-Based Aid in Indonesia: Improved Access to Water Services for Poor Households in Western Jakarta

Jakarta’s water supply has been managed by concessionaires since 1998. However, following the impact of the Asian Financial Crisis, investment in network expansion has been severely curtailed and poor households in particular have not been able to access individual or group piped connections.…

Date: 2010

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation