Most of development assistance today is delivered through input finance with no guarantee of successful achievement of results. Now imagine that a government could commission for increased employability among a targeted population, narrowed learning gap between boys and girls, more affordable housing in urban settings, or increased connectivity to economic opportunities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global humanitarian crisis, putting both lives and livelihoods at risk. In the initial stages of the pandemic – especially in contexts where the state machinery was caught unawares or lacked capacity, or both, social enterprises (SEs) or socially-driven private enterprises – have been particularly active and have stepped up to provide relief.
This report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the water sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender gap.
This module, part of a Coursera course on "Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies". Inga Afanasieva, Infrastructure Specialist, at the World Bank, introduces the role that results-based financing approaches can play in meeting growing infrastructure and service challenges in the provision of urban sanitation.