Output-Based Aid at Work in Public-Private Partnerships

With development needs outstripping public sector capacity, private sector finance and expertise are becoming increasingly important. OBA and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are innovative mechanisms for leveraging private sector investment in development solutions. OBA can add value to a PPP by ensuring that private investment benefits poor populations. This note explains how, and offers three case studies (the Philippines, Bangladesh, Liberia) where OBA and PPPs are working together.