The Partnership broadened its mandate in 2019 to incorporate more flexible financing solutions beyond OBA, to keep up with the changing needs of our clients and to achieve greater impact. The name change to GPRBA marked this expansion. It made more RBF instruments available, and leveraged the flexibility of Results-Based Financing to structure projects that bring public- and private-sector investors together to maximize resources. More than 18 years since its founding, GPRBA has a portfolio of 58 subsidy projects1 in 32 countries and one territory, more than 11 million verified beneficiaries, and numerous technical assistance and knowledge activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe. Travel restrictions and lockdowns persist, work options for many people remain limited, and progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals continues to stagnate or retreat. Despite these circumstances, the GPRBA team has continued our work through various means, including by deploying digital and analytical tools to support the transition to hybrid office models.