Financing + Sustainability = The Future of Rural Water Systems

Access to clean water remains a struggle for many of the poorest households in rural areas. GPRBA collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania to bring safe, clean water to 165 villages in the country by combining blended financing with emerging technologies including solar water pumps, pre-paid meters, chlorination and remote sensors.

Related: World Bank Water blog "Closing Gaps and Financing Taps

Video: Output-based Aid Subsidies Provide Sustainable Sanitation and Water Services in Nairobi

In Kenya, rapid urbanization has huge implications for water use and wastewater management in the country’s cities, which are already facing increasing water and sanitation demands, such as pollution and overexploitation. GPRBA's water and sanitation project in Nairobi provided about 85,000 people in the city's informal settlements with access to water service and connections to the sewerage network.

3 Things You Need to Know About RBF

This video presents three basic elements that distinguish results-based financing from traditional development funding: 1. Service providers of results-based funding projects get paid only if the planned results are achieved 2. Results have been predefined and contractually agreed upon between the parties 3. Results are verified by an independent third party

Local solutions for clean water access in rural Uganda

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.