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.
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.
Despite increases in access to electricity over the last two decades, approximately 1.1 billion people—still lacked access to electricity in 2014. While urban areas tend to be more electrified due to their proximity to grid connections, most of the world’s population without access to electricity lives in rural areas.
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.