Access to clean water remains a struggle for many of the poorest households in rural areas. GPRBA collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania to bring safe, clean water to 165 villages in the country by combining blended financing with emerging technologies including solar water pumps, pre-paid meters, chlorination and remote sensors.
In Nairobi, Kenya, roughly 2 million people live in informal settlements, many below the poverty line. A key factor that has kept this population in poverty is a lack of electricity.
Webinar organized by the World Bank's Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) on the use of results-based financing in providing renewable energy as an alternative to fossil fuels to power irrigation water pumps.
GPOBA is working with the World Bank to help connect low-income household to the electrical grid. Vanuatu's rural population, especially poor families, still has very limited access to electricity.
This video tells the story of a pilot project which has brought clean, affordable energy to over 34,000 poor households in Colombia. Natural gas is safer, less expensive, and less environmentally damaging than other cooking fuels, but the connection fees are often too high for low-income families.