In the small Ugandan town of Busembatia, 400 new connections are providing clean piped water for the first time. Sustainable water supply helped transform the lives of 15,000 residents by saving their time, reducing water-borne health hazards, and improving people’s economic well-being. GPRBA, IFC, PPIAF and Devco all cooperated to make this project a success.
This chart summarizes 10 of the common claims by impact bond proponents, as well as the evidence thus far.
A 2017 Brookings study reviewed each of these claims and found some of them more substantial while others had mixed results.
For more information about each claim that was put to the test, visit "Perspectives on Impact Bonds: Putting 10 Common Claims About Impact Bonds to the Test."
This infographic provides an overview of some of the key milestones in the history of GPOBA/GPRBA.
The map below demonstrates the climate-smart energy pilots supported by GPRBA, along with the estimated number of beneficiaries.
GPOBA was instrumental in extending access to electricity to many remote communities, households and schools in Bolivia.
"This video is one of several case studies in the State of Energy Access Report, supported by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).
Solar panels are an economical option for more than 360,000 rural Bolivian households in remote areas that are not easily reached by power lines."
"Bangladesh has one of the world’s largest domestic solar power programs, covering 14 percent of the population. This achievement was made possible through a longstanding partnership wherein the government and the World Bank worked together to expand access to clean and renewable energy, especially in rural and remote areas." GPOBA partnered with the World Bank/IDA and IDCOL to make solar irrigation and solar home systems more affordable.
Using market finance to extend water supply services: lessons learned from peri-urban and rural Kenya
Launched to coincide with the World Bank's Water Week (April 4-8, 2015), "Using Market Finance to Extend Water Supply Services: Lessons Learned from Peri-urban and Rural Kenya" describes the GPOBA Community Microfinance Project in Kenya, explaining how leveraging donor funds can help meet the challenges of providing water to poor communities lacking access to commercial financing.
Dr. Bertha Darteh of Ghana's MInistry of Local Government and Rural Development describes how output-based aid (OBA) provided incentives for private sector providers to bid on sanitation contracts.