Output-Based Aid Sanitation Facility for Greater Accra in Ghana

This case study is part of a series to highlight project components that have enabled GPRBA to successfully deploy results-based finance (RBF) approaches for the provision of basic services to low-income communities,with efficiency, transparency and accountability. This analysis is focused on…

Date: 2021

Type: GPRBA Case Study

Tags: Water and Sanitation

GPRBA Annual Report 2020

In addition to showcasing the wide range of activities achieved during fiscal year 2020, this Annual Report sheds light on some of the many ways GPRBA continues to employ innovative results-based financing instruments to strengthen service delivery, incentivize long-term and sustainable change,…

Date: 2020

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Other, Health, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification , Urban

How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Water Projects

This report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the water sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender gap…

Date: 2020

Type: GPRBA Guidebook

Tags: Water and Sanitation, Gender

Bangladesh OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program

This case study is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA). The objective is to highlight project components that have enabled GPRBA to successfully deploy Results-Based Finance (RBF) approaches for the provision of basic services to…

Date: 2020

Type: GPRBA Case Study

Tags: Water and Sanitation, Gender

RBF Through Social Enterprises: A White Paper in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global humanitarian crisis, putting both lives and livelihoods at risk. In the initial stages of the pandemic – especially in contexts where the state machinery was caught unawares or lacked capacity, or both, social enterprises (SEs) or socially-driven…

Date: 2020

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Energy, Education, Health, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Fragile Situations, Urban

Bangladesh OBA Microfinance Sanitation Project - Evaluation Report

In 2009, a pilot project was initiated with support from the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). This pilot aimed to leverage private sector resources and help poor households in rural areas access affordable, high-quality sanitation facilities from local businesses. In 2016, this…

Date: 2019

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2018

The report covers highlights of this fiscal year of 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018), in which GPOBA commemorates its 15th anniversary, along with a review of the progress towards achieving the partnership's goals of designing and implementing OBA pilot projects, building a Center of…

Date: 2018

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

Expanding Hygienic Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh with Microfinance

Output-based aid (OBA) is helping low-income households in rural Bangladesh access microloans to invest in hygienic sanitation facilities. The OBA grant subsidizes the cost of the facilities, reducing the overall cost for cash-constrained households, and the microloans help them to spread…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Building the Market for Urban Sanitation in Ghana

In Ghana, output-based aid (OBA) was used to improve affordability for households in crowded low-income areas of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) to invest in improved household toilets. OBA was provided as a subsidy to reduce the upfront cost for toilets and stimulate demand, which in…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Kenya: Using Private Financing to Improve Water Services

This note describes efforts by the government of Kenya, the World Bank and other development partners to improve access to commercial finance for water and sanitation projects, within the context of sector reforms and innovative financing initiatives.

 

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Water and Sanitation

OBA in Infrastructure: The Experience So Far

Increasing access to basic infrastructure services is critical to reducing poverty and enabling poor and marginalized people to participate in and benefit from economic development.

Too often, however, the gap between the cost of the initial service connection and a user’s ability to pay…

Date: 2017

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy, Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2017

GPOBA was established in 2003 to explore output-based approaches to basic service provision. It is housed within the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (GSURR). Over its 14 years in operation, GPOBA has built a diverse portfolio of 48 subsidy projects in 28…

Date: 2017

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

Innovations in Finance: Indonesia

In 2010 the World Bank approved a US$220 million loan for a Local Government and Decentralization project in Indonesia. The project aims to improve the accountability and reporting of the central government’s Specific Purpose Grants (DAK). Piloted in four infrastructure sub-sectors—irrigation,…

Date: 2017

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Other, Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2016

GPOBA’s achievements this year demonstrate the strong ongoing coordination between the operations and knowledge aspects of its work, which together aim to ensure that poor populations are included in development gains. Going forward, GPOBA and its partners will continue to work with results…

Date: 2016

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

Vietnam Rural Water

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.

The project provided access to affordable, clean water supply to…

Date: 2015

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) describes GPOBA’s efforts toward fulfilling its mandate to fund, design, demonstrate, and document OBA approaches to service delivery. During FY15, we balanced our ongoing commitment to deepening the impact of OBA in tested sectors with exploring the…

Date: 2015

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

Results-Based Financing for Water Service Providers in Kenya

The Water Services Trust Fund of Kenya (WSTF) is administering an output-based aid (OBA) program that provides financial incentives to water service providers to invest in rehabilitation and expansion of water and sanitation infrastructure. The objective of the program is to improve the…

Date: 2015

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Scaling Up Blended Financing of Water and Sanitation Investments in Kenya

This knowledge note looks at a series of interventions undertaken by the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank and other development partners, to improve access to commercial finance in the water and sanitation sector. It describes recent sector reforms and innovative financing…

Date: 2015

Type: GPRBA Guidebook

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Kenya Microfinance for Community-Managed Water Project

In 2006, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) approved an innovative pilot project for $1.15 million to increase access and improve efficiency in water services for the poor in rural and peri-urban areas of central Kenya through investments in selected community subprojects. By…

Date: 2014

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Morocco Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Services Output-based Aid Project

Despite Morocco's having a generally good infrastructure for the delivery of water and sanitation, over 1 million residents in the fast-growing outskirts of cities lack adequate services, posing a significant…

Date: 2014

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation