GPOBA Annual Report 2012
The report, spanning the fiscal year of 2012 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012), reviews progress towards achieving the Program’s goals of designing and implementing OBA pilot projects, building a Center of Expertise, piloting other results-based approaches, and communicating with the development community. Notable results achieved during the year include the signing of five new grant agreements for US$29 million, supporting access to energy in Africa, health in East Asia and sanitation in South Asia. The maturing portfolio of 35 OBA subsidy schemes continues to deliver impressive results, with US$19 million of new disbursements bringing cumulative disbursements to US$67 million, and providing access to basic services to 3.3 million poor beneficiaries. Eight new technical assistance activities for $1.7 million were launched during the year.