WEST BANK AND GAZA Cleaner Cities with PPPs and Innovative Financing Approaches

In partnership with the World Bank and IFC, The Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA) provided a grant in the amount of $8.3 million, which incentivized local governments to improve both solid
waste services and revenue administration.

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

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

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

Output-Based Aid for Urban Transport

Urban transport systems are crucial to economic and social development, and are particularly important for connecting poor populations to jobs, education, and health services. As the developing world rapidly urbanizes, there is an opportunity to build safer, cleaner, and more inclusive transport…

Date: 2017

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Urban Transport

Uganda Grid-Based Output-Based Aid Project

The OBA facility supported provision of over 105,000 grid connections for poor households (525,000 residents) in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas, representing about 10 percent of new connections country-wide from 2013–2016.

The GPOBA grant, which was fully utilized four months before…

Date: 2017

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Decentralized Electricity for Universal Access in Bolivia

The GPOBA project, which was approved in 2007, built on the experience of the Infrastructure for Rural Transformation (IDTR) project. It was comprised of grants totaling $5.2 million to support the provision of electricity under the framework of the Government’s universal access strategy. The…

Date: 2017

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Leveraging Performance-Based Financing and Accountability for Local Governments

A South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) Workshop on Leveraging Performance-Based Financing and Accountability for Local Governments was held in New Delhi on 9 May 2017 and in Kolkata on 10-11 May 2017. The Workshop brought together over fifty leaders, senior government functionaries, and…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Independent Verification

Infrastructure Verification Handbook: Indonesia

This handbook provides guidance for Indonesian National Government Internal Auditor (BPKP) team in the field on conducting the verification of outputs for the Government of Indonesia Specific Purpose Grants (DAK) infrastructure. This handbook is created as part of collaboration between the Ministry…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Analyzing the Use of Output-Based Aid (OBA) in Urban Transport

This report discusses the applicability of output-based aid (OBA) to the urban transport sector in cities of developing and emerging countries, and draws recommendations for the design of OBA-financed projects – and, more broadly, of output-oriented pro-poor projects – that address the issues…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Urban Transport

Results-Based Climate Finance in Practice : Delivering Climate Finance for Low-Carbon Development

Results-based financing is a well-established financing modality in the health and education sectors but it is still in an early stage of deployment in the area of climate change. This report reviews 74 results-based climate financing (RBCF) programs implemented in developing countries with an…

Date: 2017

Type: Other Publications

Output-Based Aid for Energy Access

Globally, around 1.1 billion people live without access to electricity. Ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030 is one of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015. The Global Partnership on Output-based Aid (GPOBA) supports this energy…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid at Work in Public-Private Partnerships

With development needs outstripping public sector capacity, private sector finance and expertise are becoming increasingly important. OBA and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are innovative mechanisms for leveraging private sector investment in development solutions. OBA can add value to a PPP…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Public-Private Partnerships

Getting Results: Independent Verification in Output-Based Aid

As interest grows in results-based financing (RBF), the need for reliable verification systems intensifies. Independent verification is a key component of OBA, which links the disbursement of funds to achievement of verified results. This note discusses the verification process, and presents…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Independent Verification

Output-Based Aid in Education: What Have We Learned So Far?

OBA and other innovative forms of results-based financing (RBF) are still relatively new to the education sector, but emerging evidence suggests that OBA/RBF may be versatile tools for addressing issues of educational access, quality, and inequity. In 2015, GPOBA undertook a major study on the…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Education

Improving Rural Energy Access through Solar Home Systems in Ghana

In Ghana, where electricity grid access is relatively high for Sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people in small rural communities or on isolated islands cannot be reached through grid extension. A successful GPOBA project supported the purchase of solar home systems and PV lanterns for 16,500…

Date: 2016

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Upper Secondary Education Enhancement Project in Vietnam

The Vietnamese government has made remarkable gains in improving education outcomes since the early 1990s. But disparities in educational attainment – particularly between income groups – remain. GPOBA’s first project in the education sector addressed persistent inequalities in learning outcomes…

Date: 2016

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Education

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

Paying for Performance: An Analysis of Output-Based Aid in Education

In 2014-2015, Results for Development Institute (R4D) conducted a scoping study on the potential for OBA in education for GPOBA. This report provides the…

Date: 2016

Type: Publications

Tags: Education

OBApproaches in the Philippines: Public Health Project

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…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health