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: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Solid Waste Management

Public-Private Partnerships in Land Administration: Analytical and Operational Frameworks

This report "Public-Private Partnerships in Land Administration: Analytical and Operational Frameworks" comes one year after GPRBA's signing of the West Bank and Gaza Real Estate Registration program, its first project in land administration.  

GPRBA co-authored and co-sponsored this…

Date: 2020

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Other, Urban

RBF Through Social Enterprises: A White Paper 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: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Energy, Education, Health, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Fragile Situations, Urban

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: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Climate Change

GPOBA-supported Climate-Friendly Projects and Beneficiaries

The map below demonstrates the climate-smart energy pilots supported by GPRBA, along with the estimated number of beneficiaries.

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Date: 2018

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Climate Change

Innovations in Finance: Indonesia

In 2010 the World Bank approved a US$220 million loan for a Local Government and Decentralization project in Indonesia. The project aims to improve the accountability and reporting of the central government’s Specific Purpose Grants (DAK). Piloted in four infrastructure sub-sectors—irrigation,…

Date: 2017

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Other, Water and Sanitation

Results-Based Climate Finance in Practice : Delivering Climate Finance for Low-Carbon Development

Results-based financing is a well-established financing modality in the health and education sectors but it is still in an early stage of deployment in the area of climate change. This report reviews 74 results-based climate financing (RBCF) programs implemented in developing countries with an…

Date: 2017

Type: GPRBA Publication

Leveraging Performance-Based Financing and Accountability for Local Governments

A South-South Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Leveraging Performance-Based Financing and Accountability for Local Governments was held in New Delhi on 9 May 2017 and in Kolkata on 10-11 May 2017. The Workshop brought together over fifty leaders, senior government functionaries, and international and…

Date: 2017

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Independent Verification

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

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

Financing Small Piped Water Systems in Rural and Peri-Urban Kenya

Community run small-scale water systems play a critical role in supplying consumers in the peri-urban and rural areas of Kenya. The importance of these providers has been recognized in recent reforms of the sector, which provide for a legal and regulatory framework for community-based…

Date: 2011

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Water and Sanitation, Urban