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

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: Publications

Tags: Energy

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: Publications

Tags: Energy

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: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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: Publications

WEST BANK AND GAZA Cleaner Cities with PPPs and Innovative Financing Approaches

In partnership with the World Bank and IFC, The Global Partnership on 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: Publications

Leveraging Performance-Based Financing and Accountability for Local Governments

A South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) 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…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Independent Verification

Infrastructure Verification Handbook: Indonesia

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: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Analyzing the Use of Output-Based Aid (OBA) in Urban Transport

This report discusses the applicability of output-based aid (OBA) to the urban transport sector in cities of developing and emerging countries, and draws recommendations for the design of OBA-financed projects – and, more broadly, of output-oriented pro-poor projects – that address the issues…

Date: 2017

Type: Publications

Tags: Urban Transport

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: Publications

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: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Scaling up blended financing of Water and Sanitation investments in Kenya

This note looks at a series of interventions undertaken by the Government of Kenya (GoK), 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: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

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

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

Date: 2015

Type: Publications

Tags: Energy

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…

Date: 2014

Type: Publications

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: Publications

Tags: Climate Change

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Tags: Other

Applying Results-Based Financing in Water Investments

A Guide to Results-Based Financing in Water Investments
 
Given the broad array of issues and the complexity faced by the water sector as a whole (from irrigation to flood protection, to water conservation and hydropower), there is great demand for future exploring the potential of…

Date: 2014

Type: Publications

Tags: Water and Sanitation

From the Bottom Up: How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa

GPOBA co-financed with the Africa Renewable Energy and Access Program (AFREA) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) the development of From the Bottom Up: How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa,"under the Africa…

Date: 2014

Type: Publications

Tags: Energy

A Decade of Supporting the Delivery of Basic Services for the Poor

This publication served as a guide to GPOBA's 10th Anniversary Conference participants, providing them with a brief but complete overview of GPOBA's activities, There are pages with more detailed information for each of the top three sectors (water, energy, health) and one for the remaining…

Date: 2013

Type: Publications