The Government of Uganda recently decentralized rural water supplies, awarding contracts to private operators. But a critical lack of local finance existed, and local operators needed capacity-building. The Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA), IFC, PPIAF and DevCo partnered with the private sector to help find local solutions to water problems in rural Uganda, bringing together local financial institutions and small-scale water providers.
About 100 participants discussed their views and practices on result-based financing at the RBF Forum 2019, held May 15-17, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This brief video features select participants from some organizations and their key takeaways from the three-day event.
This World Bank-supported and multilateral donor funded unit is now the Global Partnership for Results-based Approaches. After 15 years of development experience using results-based financing, this name change reflects a wider emphasis beyond the original focus on output-based aid.
The use of results-based financing (RBF) approaches has been growing among the development community. The Global Partnership for Results-based Approaches (GPRBA) has been at the forefront of supporting and using RBF mechanisms since 2003, when the program started promoting output-based aid (OBA) through the Global Partnership on Out-Based Aid (GPOBA). RBF approaches aim to enhance the delivery of services by tying payments or funds to demonstrated and verified results. Focusing on these results creates innovation, transparency and accountability.
Around 95% of Sri Lankans have access to basic sanitation. Yet, the growing urban population and density pose a challenge of ensuring safe sanitation consistently. The Government of Sri Lanka is committed to ensure all people using safely managed sanitation services by 2030. This requires new approaches and smart solutions. In recent years, Sri Lanka’s national utility has demonstrated innovative and low-cost models of safe sanitation, through a pilot project supported by the World Bank under the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA).