Lessons from West Bank Solid Waste Management

In the West Bank and Gaza, decades of conflict had led to underinvestment in solid-waste management. Hebron and Bethlehem, the poorest governorates in the West Bank and home to nearly one million people, generate 20 percent of the area’s total solid waste. In 2009, 500 tons of waste produced…

Date: 2019

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Solid Waste Management

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

New Perspectives on Results-Based Blended Finance for Cities: Innovative Finance Solutions for Climate-Smart Infrastructure

This report offers innovative ideas for cities and development partners to use their limited public funds and direct policy decisions to leverage private sector…

Date: 2019

Type: Publications

Tags: Climate Change

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: GPOBA Evaluation Notes

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Impact Bonds: Considerations for Investment Returns and Pricing of Outcomes

This paper offers an initial framing of the challenge to set the terms of investment and pricing,so that outcome payer organizations can begin to address questions regarding how to approach pricing outcomes in impact bonds. This paper is not intended as a step-by-step “how-to guide”. Each deal…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

Impact Bonds and Maximizing Finance for Development

This paper outlines the potential contributions of impact bonds to the World Bank Group’s Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) approach. The MFD approach is in part a response by the World Bank Group to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This agenda calls for multilateral development…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Education

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Tags: Health

GPRBA Annual Report FY2019

This is the first annual report published by GPRBA under its new identity, and presents the activities of fiscal year 2019. 

 

There is renewed emphasis in "leaving no one behind" as GPRBA has expanded its toolbox of financing instruments to reach the underserved and vulnerable…

Date: 2019

Type: Annual Reports

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

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

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

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 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

A Guide for Effective Results-Based Financing 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

GPOBA-supported Climate-Friendly Projects and Beneficiaries

The map below demonstrates the climate-smart energy pilots supported by GPRBA, along with the estimated number of beneficiaries.

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Date: 2018

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Climate Change