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.
GPOBA has collaborated with the World Bank/IDA to help meet Bangladesh’s increased demand for electricity. "To preserve the environment and power up isolated off-the-grid areas, the country has invested heavily in green energy through solar home systems, solar irrigation pumps, and solar mini-grids.
Innovations related to the Indonesia’s Local Government Decentralization Project improved reporting and accountability of the government of Indonesia's intergovernmental transfer system for the infrastructure sector.
"The Application of Results-Based Financing for Urban Transport” webinar focus on urban transport systems, which are crucial 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 systems.
Social Impact Bonds: Addressing Gaps to Solving Social Issues”, the first webinar in the series, will explore the financial instrument as a potential model that addresses weaknesses of traditional approaches in solving social issues, and some examples from implementation. As a RBF instrument, impact bonds tie financial returns and payments to social outcomes.