Paying for Performance: An Analysis of Output-Based Aid in Education

In 2014-2015, Results for Development Institute (R4D) conducted a scoping study on the potential for OBA in education for GPOBA. This report provides the…

Date: 2016

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Education

Output-Based Aid in the Philippines: Public Health Project

In 2010, the Government of the Philippines launched Universal Health Care initiative, which mandated the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to provide health insurance coverage to all Filipinos, especially the poor. It also put in place measures to improve and accredit…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health

Output-Based Aid in Fragile and Conflict Situations

Throughout the world, poverty is increasingly concentrated in countries and regions affected by fragility and conflict, which intensify already acute challenges to development. Fragility and conflict can range from persistent domestic or cross-border violence to vulnerability in the face of…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Fragile Situations

OBApproaches for Solid Waste Management: Nepal and the West Bank

With rapid urbanization, population growth, and new economic activity, municipal solid waste is increasing at alarming rates, and is expected to almost triple in low and lower middle income countries by 2025. At the same time, solid waste management (SWM) systems in most developing countries are…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Solid Waste Management, Public-Private Partnerships , Fragile Situations

Output-Based Aid in Mali Rural Electrification Hybrid System Project

Electrification can be a significant driver for improving livelihoods in rural communities. In rural Mali, where more than 80 percent of the country's population lives, the electrification rate is only 15 percent. Increasing access to electricity in rural Mali is crucial for economic development…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Bangladesh Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development – SHS Project

In 2010, a Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) grant for $13.95 million was approved to improve electricity access for poor households in rural Bangladesh in remote, off-grid areas through the provision of SHSs. This project was part of a larger SHS program using the OBA approach that…

Date: 2015

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Ethiopia: Electricity Access Rural Expansion Project

In 2008, a GPOBA grant of $8 million was signed to accelerate the pace of connections among grid customers by making the connection charge affordable to the poor population through a credit scheme, and was linked to the $170 million IDA-financed Ethiopia Electricity Access Rural Expansion…

Date: 2015

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Vietnam Rural Water

In 2008, GPOBA approved a $3 million grant to support investments in piped rural water supply systems, in conjunction with the government's efforts to operationalize its national Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy.

The project provided access to affordable, clean water supply to…

Date: 2015

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Infrastructure Verification Handbook: Good and Bad Illustration of Infrastructure

This handbook provides guidance for Indonesian National Government Internal Auditor (BPKP) team in the field on conducting the verification of outputs for the Government of Indonesia Specific Purpose Grants (DAK) infrastructure. This handbook is created as part of collaboration between the Ministry…

Date: 2015

Type: GPRBA Guidebook

Tags: Other, Independent Verification

Results-Based Financing for Water Service Providers in Kenya

The Water Services Trust Fund of Kenya (WSTF) is administering an output-based aid (OBA) program that provides financial incentives to water service providers to invest in rehabilitation and expansion of water and sanitation infrastructure. The objective of the program is to improve the…

Date: 2015

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Scaling Up Blended Financing of Water and Sanitation Investments in Kenya

This knowledge note looks at a series of interventions undertaken by the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank and other development partners, to improve access to commercial finance in the water and sanitation sector. It describes recent sector reforms and innovative financing…

Date: 2015

Type: GPRBA Guidebook

Tags: Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) describes GPOBA’s efforts toward fulfilling its mandate to fund, design, demonstrate, and document OBA approaches to service delivery. During FY15, we balanced our ongoing commitment to deepening the impact of OBA in tested sectors with exploring the…

Date: 2015

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

Biogas Support Program in Nepal

In 2006, the government of Nepal requested support from the World Bank and GPOBA to promote biogas plants in rural areas and enhance the sustainability of the energy sector. A GPOBA grant was approved with the objective of increasing the number of households sustainably using biogas plants under…

Date: 2015

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy, Fragile Situations

Surge in Solar-Powered Homes: Experience in Off-Grid Rural Bangladesh

This GPOBA-sponsored report assesses the welfare impact of Bangladesh's rapid solar home systems (SHS) expansion on households, and evaluates the present…

Date: 2015

Type: World Bank Publication

Tags: Energy

Challenges in Formalizing the Supply of Electricity in Mumbai’s Slums

In 2009, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) approved a pilot project for $1.6 million with the objective of increasing access to safe electricity supply in Indian slums through targeted output-based subsides. The pilot focused on selected urban slum areas of Mumbai, but had…

Date: 2014

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Kenya Microfinance for Community-Managed Water Project

In 2006, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) approved an innovative pilot project for $1.15 million to increase access and improve efficiency in water services for the poor in rural and peri-urban areas of central Kenya through investments in selected community subprojects. By…

Date: 2014

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Morocco Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Services Output-based Aid Project

Despite Morocco's having a generally good infrastructure for the delivery of water and sanitation, over 1 million residents in the fast-growing outskirts of cities lack adequate services, posing a significant…

Date: 2014

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2014

This has been a year of significant growth for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), exploring new horizons in output-based aid (OBA), celebrating important milestones, and building on experience. Most importantly, GPOBA continued to improve access to basic services for an…

Date: 2014

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification , Fragile Situations

Results-Based Financing for Municipal Solid Waste

Municipal solid waste management (MSW) is a crucial service provided by cities around the world, but is often inefficient and underperforming in developing countries. Low-income countries face the most acute challenges with solid waste management, with cities collecting less than half the waste…

Date: 2014

Type: World Bank Publication

Tags: Solid Waste Management

The Use of Output-Based Aid in Small Scale Irrigation Schemes in Developing Countries

This report has been completed to explore the use of output-based aid (OBA) as a financing mechanism to support the development and operation of small-scale irrigation schemes in developing countries. The specific objectives of the report were to:
 

1. Evaluate the scope for OBA in…

Date: 2014

Type: GPRBA Working Paper

Tags: Climate Change, Other