Mainstreaming OBA With Other Development Partners
This activity supported GPOBA’s efforts to work with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as Other Development Partners(ODP) such as the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), AusAid and DFID.
The goal was to facilitate the development and implementation of an OBA project pipeline and to enable OBA Experts at GPOBA to support ODPs to deliver their OBA mainstreaming activities through:
General advice/training support,including the use of the Diagnostic Tool.
Participation in ODP project missions to facilitate design of OBA projects by the ODPs country programs.
OBA scheme structuring advice and review/peer review at concept stage;
Procurement and management of OBA consultants where GPOBA funds TA.
Implementation support (e.g., troubleshooting,monitoring/lessons learned, et al).
Closed, with completion of all deliverables.
In November 2013, GPOBA delivered an OBA training program to staff of the Asian Development Bank’s Strategy and Policy unit in Washington, DC. GPOBA supplied ADB with information and advice to support an OBA water project in Indonesa.
At the ADB's behest and during the same month, GPOBA delivered a one-day presentation to the overnment of Timor Leste regarding the design of an OBA water component.
Other explored activities: support to the ADB in preparation for the Asia Clean Energy Forum as well as the discussions with KfW about considering OBA schemes.