Webinar organized by the World Bank's Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) on the use of results-based financing to provide access to water in rural Vietnam 2014 03 27
Vietnam: World Bank-administered GPOBA and East Meets West Foundation to Help Provide Secondary Education for Poor Students
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GPOBA grants US$3m to the East Meets West Foundation to Improve Access to Water Services to Rural Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam, November 30, 2007 – The World Bank, acting as an administrator for the Global Partnership on Output Based Aid (GPOBA), signed today a grant agreement with the East Meets West Foundation (EMWF) for US$3 million to provide access to clean water services to 75 low income rural communities in five provinces located in the central part of Vietnam, through an innovati
In Vietnam, achieving sustainable provision of water services for communities in rural areas has been a challenge for years. About 74 percent of the Vietnamese population is concentrated in rural areas, yet just 48 percent of households have access to clean water, compared with 82 percent in urban areas.
Au Viet Nam, l’approvisionnement durable en eau des populations rurales pose problème depuis de nombreuses années. En milieu rural, où se concentrent environ 74 percent de la population, à peine 48 percent des ménages ont accès à l’eau potable, contre 82 percent en zone urbaine1.
In 2008, GPOBA approved a $3 million grant to support investments in piped rural water supply systems, in conjunction with the government's efforts to operationalize its national Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy.
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, enrolling more than 8,000 low-income students and lowering dropout rates.