How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Urban Projects

This report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the urban sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender gap…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Urban, Gender

How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Water Projects

This report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the water sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender gap…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation, Gender

Securing Land and Property Rights: Exploring the Scope for Results-Based Financing Approaches

 

 

While results-based approaches have been designed and successfully applied to several infrastructure and social sectors, there is almost no record of its being used regarding projects in the land sector. This report looks into the question of how RBF can be a useful tool in…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Other, Fragile Situations, Gender

How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Education Projects

This report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the education sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Education, Gender

How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Energy Projects

This report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the energy sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender gap…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Energy, Gender

City-level Assessment and Draft Service Improvement Plan for Solid Waste Management For Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City

By 2050, it is estimated that nearly half the world’s population will reside in cities. Bulging population in cities coupled with their rising income levels has led to an increase in the amount of waste generated by these urban centers. Cities and towns across the globe today face acute…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Results-Based Financing Through Social Enterprises: A White Paper for the Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches, in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global humanitarian crisis, putting both lives and livelihoods at risk. In the initial stages of the pandemic – especially in contexts where the state machinery was caught unawares or lacked capacity, or both, social enterprises (SEs) or socially-driven…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Energy, Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Urban

RBF Case Study: Bangladesh OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program

This case study is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA). The objective is to highlight project components that have enabled GPRBA to successfully deploy Results-Based Finance (RBF) approaches for the provision of basic services to…

Date: 2020

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation, Gender

Lighting the Way for Growth in Rural Myanmar

This publication by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), GPRBA's partner in the Myanmar Solar Power project, describes its role in the World Bank-funded National Electrification project to provide universal access to the country's rural populations by 2030. 

Since the…

Date: 2020

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Energy, Climate Change

Lessons from West Bank Solid Waste Management

In the West Bank and Gaza, decades of conflict had led to underinvestment in solid-waste management. Hebron and Bethlehem, the poorest governorates in the West Bank and home to nearly one million people, generated 20 percent of the area’s total solid waste. In 2009, 500 tons of waste produced…

Date: 2019

Type: Lessons Learned

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

Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches Brand Guidelines

This document provides guidelines on how to use the GPRBA logo, brand and visual identity which are valuable corporate assets that must be used consistently in the proper forms. We created this guide to make it easy for our partners and key stakeholders to apply our new look. We appreciate your…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

Are They Really Being Served? Assessing Effective Infrastructure Access and Quality in 15 Kenyan Cities

"This paper proposes a framework that examines three levels of access to infrastructure -- nominal, effective, and quality-adjusted access. Most conventional indicators measure nominal access --whether a household has physical access to a service in or near the house. By contrast, effective…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

New Perspectives on Results-Based Blended Finance for Cities: Innovative Finance Solutions for Climate-Smart Infrastructure

This report offers innovative ideas for cities and development partners to use their limited public funds and direct policy decisions to leverage private sector…

Date: 2019

Type: Publications

Tags: Climate Change

Bangladesh OBA Microfinance Sanitation Project - Evaluation Report

In 2009, a pilot project was initiated with support from the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). This pilot aimed to leverage private sector resources and help poor households in rural areas access affordable, high-quality sanitation facilities from local businesses. In 2016, this…

Date: 2019

Type: GPOBA Evaluation Notes

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Impact Bonds: Considerations for Investment Returns and Pricing of Outcomes

This paper offers an initial framing of the challenge to set the terms of investment and pricing,so that outcome payer organizations can begin to address questions regarding how to approach pricing outcomes in impact bonds. This paper is not intended as a step-by-step “how-to guide”. Each deal…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

GPRBA Annual Report FY2019

This is the first annual report published by GPRBA under its new identity, and presents the activities of fiscal year 2019. 

 

There is renewed emphasis in "leaving no one behind" as GPRBA has expanded its toolbox of financing instruments to reach the underserved and vulnerable…

Date: 2019

Type: Annual Reports

Impact Bonds and Maximizing Finance for Development

This paper outlines the potential contributions of impact bonds to the World Bank Group’s Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) approach. The MFD approach is in part a response by the World Bank Group to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This agenda calls for multilateral development…

Date: 2019

Type: Other Publications

Tags: Public-Private Partnerships

Improving Electricity Access for Low-Income Households in Zambia

In 2015, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) approved a US$4.95 million grant to increase access to grid-based electricity services for 22,000 low-income households and 5,000 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in urban and peri-urban areas through use of targeted subsidies, with…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Expanding Electricity to Low-Income Customers in Liberia

In 2011, GPOBA provided a grant to the local power utility, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), to ensure broad-based and inclusive access to electricity and significantly improve living conditions among the poor in low-income households in Monrovia. This project was part of a larger…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid for Municipal Solid Waste Management in Nepal

The project was implemented in five municipalities -- Dhankuta, Ghorahi, Lalitpur, Pokhara, and Tansen -- which met certain operating and maintenance requirements. The project aimed to build upon the municipalities’ existing systems and make them more sustainable, rather than developing new…

Date: 2018

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Solid Waste Management, Fragile Situations