Estimating the Fiscal Risks and Costs of Output-Based Payments

Output-based payments are an important tool of government policy. Sometimes governments offer “output-based aid” to subsidize services sold to households. Guatemala and Mozambique, for example, subsidize new electricity connections, while Paraguay is piloting a program to subsidize new water…

Date: 2005

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Other

Output-Based Aid in Water: Lessons in Implementation from a Pilot in Paraguay

Paraguay's aguateros—small private water companies— form an important part of the water sector, serving about 9 percent of the total population (or about 17 percent of those with piped water supply). But until recently they operated only in urban areas, where water resources are abundant and…

Date: 2005

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Output-based Aid in the Chad: Using Performance-Based Contracts to Improve Roads

Despite Chad's recent debut as an oil exporter, its people rank among the world's poorest. Large parts of the country are left in extreme isolation by the lack of a backbone road network that is passable year-round. To tackle the poor internal integration, the government formulated the National…

Date: 2005

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Other, Urban Transport

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Output-Based Aid - Supporting Infrastructure Delivery through Explicit and Performance-Based Subsidies

Increasing access to basic infrastructure and social services is critical to reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, increasing access is a challenge because of the gap between what it costs to deliver a desired level of service and what can be funded…

Date: 2005

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy, Water and Sanitation

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Output-based Aid in Mozambique

Mozambique’s first privately operated concession to generate, distribute, and sell electricity is now up and running in a rural area of Inhambane Province isolated from the country’s main transmission grid. The contract was won through competitive bidding by a Mozambican and South African…

Date: 2005

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy