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

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

Date: 2015

Type: World Bank Publication

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 waste…

Date: 2014

Type: World Bank Publication

Tags: Solid Waste Management

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: World Bank Publication

Tags: Energy

Providing Safe Delivery Services With Vouchers: The Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project in Western and Southern Uganda 

Healthcare-and specifically maternal healthcare-is undoubtedly vital to the alleviation of poverty. The development community paid significant attention to healthcare by devoting three of its eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to healthcare with two of the three MDG healthcare goals…

Date: 2012

Type: World Bank Publication

Tags: Health

Providing Safe Delivery Services With Vouchers: The Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project in Western and Southern Uganda 

GPOBA presented key lessons learned in the Reproductive Healthcare Voucher Project (RHVP) in Uganda through the International Finance Corporation (IFC) SmartLessons, a World Bank Group awards program which enables development practitioners to share lessons in development operations. The paper …

Date: 2012

Type: World Bank Publication

Tags: Health, Gender

Uganda: Small Scale Infrastructure Provider (SSIP) Program - Water

In small towns and rural areas of Uganda, where 90 percent of the population lives, water shortages are part of daily life. In these areas, 60 percent of the population lacks access to safe water, and water borne diseases and infant mortality are widespread. To help the Ugandan government…

Date: 2010

Type: World Bank Publication

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Output-Based Aid: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Development practitioners are acutely aware of the need to find more effective ways to improve basic living conditions for the poor, as traditional approaches of delivering public support have not always led to the intended results. This books reviews the experience with output-based aid, a…

Date: 2010

Type: World Bank Publication