This case study is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA). The objective is to highlight project components that have enabled GPRBA to successfully deploy Results-Based Finance (RBF) approaches for the provision of basic services to low-income communities, with efficiency, transparency, and accountability.
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.
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 repayment over time.
In Bangladesh, a blended finance approach has been used to extend access to off-grid electricity for rural low-income households. An output-based aid (OBA) grant in combination with microcredit from local partner organizations (POs)—mostly nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with experience in microfinance—enhances affordability of clean energy technology for low-income consumers.
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 the success.
This report, sponsored by GPOBA, assesses the welfare impact of Bangladesh's rapid solar home systems (SHS) expansion on households, and evaluates the present
In 2010, a Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) grant for $13.95 million was approved to improve electricity access for poor households in rural Bangladesh in remote, off-grid areas through the provision of SHSs.