Global Results-Based Financing Approaches and Applications

Dissemination|Activity Status: Closed
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  • Approval Date
    May 08, 2017
    Closing Date
    August 31, 2018
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Ghana Education Outcomes Schoolchildren GPRBA

Project activities are designed to update, expand, and disseminate knowledge on results-based financing (RBF) approaches and applications, which is relevant in fulfilling GPOBA's mandate as a Center of Expertise of RBF. These activities will be supported by GPOBA staff together with a specialist consultant(s), and will include: i) updating and expanding the existing RBF knowledge database of key RBF instruments and stakeholders for a more complete mapping of the RBF universe; and ii) developing an RBF typology/diagnostic tool, which will involve a comprehensive definition of key RBF instruments and identify in which sectors/circumstances a particular RBF instrument and/or combination of instruments works best. The activity includes funding for the development of dissemination materials and events as necessary to promote broader awareness of RBF methods, as well as to support clients, donors, and other development partners to identify and adopt appropriate RBF approaches for their programs.

The activity prepared "A Guide for Effective Results-Based Financing Strategies" and a database of RBF projects (accessible at the GPRBA website).

The guide introduced a diagnostic tool that helps RBF practitioners answer questions such as what conditions need to be in place to use RBF, what RBF instrument to choose in a given context, what core RBF design features would maximize impact, and how the RBF strategy should be refined over time to improve impact.  

The deliverables were to be used in the course of preparation of the RBF Forum that was planned for the next reporting period.