Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches Brand Guidelines

This document provides guidelines on how to use the GPRBA logo, brand and visual identity which are valuable corporate assets that must be used consistently in the proper forms. We created this guide to make it easy for our partners and key stakeholders to apply our new look. We appreciate your…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

Are They Really Being Served? Assessing Effective Infrastructure Access and Quality in 15 Kenyan Cities

"This paper proposes a framework that examines three levels of access to infrastructure -- nominal, effective, and quality-adjusted access. Most conventional indicators measure nominal access --whether a household has physical access to a service in or near the house. By contrast, effective…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

Improving Electricity Access for Low-Income Households in Zambia

In 2015, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) approved a US$4.95 million grant to increase access to grid-based electricity services for 22,000 low-income households and 5,000 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in urban and peri-urban areas through use of targeted subsidies, with…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Expanding Electricity to Low-Income Customers in Liberia

In 2011, GPOBA provided a grant to the local power utility, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), to ensure broad-based and inclusive access to electricity and significantly improve living conditions among the poor in low-income households in Monrovia. This project was part of a larger…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid for Municipal Solid Waste Management in Nepal

The project was implemented in five municipalities -- Dhankuta, Ghorahi, Lalitpur, Pokhara, and Tansen -- which met certain operating and maintenance requirements. The project aimed to build upon the municipalities’ existing systems and make them more sustainable, rather than developing new…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Solid Waste Management

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

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: Publications

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: Publications

Bangladesh: Sanitation Microfinance for Rural Households

The World Bank Group—along with international and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)—is a longtime partner of the Bangladesh government in improving access to sanitation. Strong progress has been achieved, and the Bank Group continues to support the government’s initiatives, particularly…

Date: 2018

Type: Other Publications

GPOBA-supported Climate-Friendly Projects and Beneficiaries

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Date: 2018

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Climate Change

Extending Access to Clean Energy for Low-Income Households in Rural Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, a blended finance approach has been used to extend access to off-grid electricity for rural low-income households. An output-based aid (OBA) grant in combination with microcredit from local partner organizations (POs)—mostly nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with experience in…

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Energy

Expanding Electrification to Low-income Households in Rural Ghana with Microfinance

In Ghana, blended finance helped improve affordability for rural Ghanaian household investments in off-grid renewable energy technologies. Local banks extended credit blended with concessional finance from the World Bank to rural low-income households for acquisition, installation and…

Date: 2018

Type: Publications

Tags: Energy

A Guide for Effective Results-Based Strategies

GPOBA was initially founded to implement output-based aid, targeting low-income households and communities. While OBA has proven to be a successful type of development financing over its 15 years of operation, GPOBA  has discovered that more complex and changing environments require more…

Date: 2018

Type: Other Publications

Maximizing Finance for Development

Given the significant financing gap to meet the needs of developing countries and achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, governments, multilaterals and other development partners are increasingly looking to the private sector to help fill this gap. This means applying…

Date: 2018

Type: Other Publications

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: Publications

Tags: 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

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

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Tags: 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