Expanding Hygienic Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh with Microfinance

Output-based aid (OBA) is helping low-income households in rural Bangladesh access microloans to invest in hygienic sanitation facilities. The OBA grant subsidizes the cost of the facilities, reducing the overall cost for cash-constrained households, and the microloans help them to spread…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Building the Market for Urban Sanitation in Ghana

In Ghana, output-based aid (OBA) was used to improve affordability for households in crowded low-income areas of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) to invest in improved household toilets. OBA was provided as a subsidy to reduce the upfront cost for toilets and stimulate demand, which in…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Expanding Electrification to Low-income Households in Rural Ghana with Microfinance

In Ghana, blended finance helped improve affordability for rural Ghanaian household investments in off-grid renewable energy technologies. Local banks extended credit blended with concessional finance from the World Bank to rural low-income households for acquisition, installation and…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Energy

Extending Access to Clean Energy for Low-Income Households in Rural Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, a blended finance approach has been used to extend access to off-grid electricity for rural low-income households. An output-based aid (OBA) grant in combination with microcredit from local partner organizations (POs)—mostly nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with experience in…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Energy

Bangladesh: Sanitation Microfinance for Rural Households

The World Bank Group—along with international and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)—is a longtime partner of the Bangladesh government in improving access to sanitation. Strong progress has been achieved, and the Bank Group continues to support the government’s initiatives, particularly…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

West Bank and Gaza - Cleaner Cities with PPPs and Innovative Financing Approaches

In partnership with the World Bank and IFC, The Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA) provided a grant in the amount of $8.3 million, which incentivized local governments to improve both solid
waste services and revenue administration.

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Kenya: Using Private Financing to Improve Water Services

This note describes efforts by the government of Kenya, the World Bank and other development partners to improve access to commercial finance for water and sanitation projects, within the context of sector reforms and innovative financing initiatives.

 

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Maximizing Finance for Development for the Poor

Given the significant financing gap to meet the needs of developing countries and achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, governments, multilaterals and other development partners are increasingly looking to the private sector to help fill this gap. This means applying…

Date: 2018

Type: Maximizing Finance for Development

Tags: Other, Public-Private Partnerships