Municipal solid waste management (MSW) is a crucial service provided by cities around the world, but is often inefficient and underperforming in developing countries. Low-income countries face the most acute challenges with solid waste management, with cities collecting less than half the waste stream and less than half of that amount processed to minimum standards.
This report has been completed to explore the use of output-based aid (OBA) as a financing mechanism to support the development and operation of small-scale irrigation schemes in developing countries. The specific objectives of the report were to:
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 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.
In 2008, a GPOBA grant of $8 million was signed to accelerate the pace of connections among grid customers by making the connection charge affordable to the poor population through a credit scheme, and
In 2010, the Government of the Philippines launched Universal Health Care initiative, which mandated the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to provide health insurance coverage to all Filipinos, especially the poor. It also put in place measures to improve and accredit healthcare facilities countrywide.
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.
In 2006, the government of Nepal requested support from the World Bank and GPOBA to promote biogas plants in rural areas and enhance the sustainability of the energy sector. A GPOBA grant was approved with the objective of increasing the number of households sustainably using biogas plants under the government’s existing BSP IV program.
Electrification can be a significant driver for improving livelihoods in rural communities. In rural Mali, where more than 80 percent of the country's population lives, the electrification rate is only 15 percent.