UK’s DFID Adds Funding to GPOBA’s Health Efforts for World’s Poor

NEWS RELEASE No. 2013/3

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UK’s DFID Adds Funding to GPOBA’s Health Efforts for World’s Poor
Additional Commitments Increase Resources from GPOBA’s Longest-Standing Partner
 
Washington, March 28, 2013– The Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) announced that the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom has committed to donate an additional US$4,079,160 (GBP 2,700,000) to fund efforts focusing on the dissemination and impact evaluation of health projects. DFID’s share in the partnership is the largest, and with this supplemental contribution to GPOBA, DFID’s donations will total almost $113 million. The commitments will be disbursed in three installments over a two-year period, with the first tranche expected before the end of March, an additional one later this year, and the final one by July 2014. This contribution by DFID is its first funding to specifically target mainstreaming output-based aid (OBA) in the field of health.