A new education funding project using social impact bonds (SIBs) seeks to help increase the number of children ages 3-7 enrolled in preschools in disadvantaged urban areas across Uzbekistan. The planned program is made possible through a $4.85 million grant provided by the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA).
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.
Over 75 bilateral cooperation agencies, multilateral development institutions, and private foundations participated in third annual Impact Bonds Working Group (IBWG) held in Washington, DC at the World Bank (February 26-27) and co-organized by GPRBA.
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 organizations to engage in water service provision outside major towns and cities.