GPRBA Annual Report 2021

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…

Date: 2021

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Telecommunications, Water and Sanitation, Urban Transport, Public-Private Partnerships , Independent Verification , Fragile Situations, Urban, Gender

How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Education Projects

This report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the education sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender…

Date: 2020

Type: GPRBA Guidebook

Tags: Education, Gender

RBF Through Social Enterprises: A White Paper in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global humanitarian crisis, putting both lives and livelihoods at risk. In the initial stages of the pandemic – especially in contexts where the state machinery was caught unawares or lacked capacity, or both, social enterprises (SEs) or socially-driven…

Date: 2020

Type: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Energy, Education, Health, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Fragile Situations, Urban

GPRBA Annual Report 2020

In addition to showcasing the wide range of activities achieved during fiscal year 2020, this Annual Report sheds light on some of the many ways GPRBA continues to employ innovative results-based financing instruments to strengthen service delivery, incentivize long-term and sustainable change,…

Date: 2020

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Other, Health, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification , Urban

GPOBA Annual Report 2018

The report covers highlights of this fiscal year of 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018), in which GPOBA commemorates its 15th anniversary, along with a review of the progress towards achieving the partnership's goals of designing and implementing OBA pilot projects, building a Center of…

Date: 2018

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

An Example of a Development Impact Bond (DIB): Educate Girls, India, 2015

Despite substantial commitments to education, India still has the largest illiterate population in the world. Nationally, an estimated 3.7 million girls are out of school and in Rajasthan, 40 percent of girls drop out before reaching fifth grade. For those who remain, learning quality…

Date: 2018

Type: GPRBA Guidebook

Tags: Education

GPOBA Annual Report 2017

GPOBA was established in 2003 to explore output-based approaches to basic service provision. It is housed within the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (GSURR). Over its 14 years in operation, GPOBA has built a diverse portfolio of 48 subsidy projects in 28…

Date: 2017

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

Output-Based Aid in Education: What Have We Learned So Far?

OBA and other innovative forms of results-based financing (RBF) are still relatively new to the education sector, but emerging evidence suggests that OBA/RBF may be versatile tools for addressing issues of educational access, quality, and inequity. In 2015, GPOBA undertook a major study on the…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Education

Upper Secondary Education Enhancement Project in Vietnam

The Vietnamese government has made remarkable gains in improving education outcomes since the early 1990s. But disparities in educational attainment – particularly between income groups – remain. GPOBA’s first project in the education sector addressed persistent inequalities in learning outcomes…

Date: 2016

Type: Lessons Learned

Tags: Education

GPOBA Annual Report 2016

GPOBA’s achievements this year demonstrate the strong ongoing coordination between the operations and knowledge aspects of its work, which together aim to ensure that poor populations are included in development gains. Going forward, GPOBA and its partners will continue to work with results…

Date: 2016

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

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: GPRBA Publication

Tags: Education

GPOBA Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) describes GPOBA’s efforts toward fulfilling its mandate to fund, design, demonstrate, and document OBA approaches to service delivery. During FY15, we balanced our ongoing commitment to deepening the impact of OBA in tested sectors with exploring the…

Date: 2015

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

GPOBA Annual Report 2014

This has been a year of significant growth for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), exploring new horizons in output-based aid (OBA), celebrating important milestones, and building on experience. Most importantly, GPOBA continued to improve access to basic services for an…

Date: 2014

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification , Fragile Situations

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: GPRBA Guidebook

Tags: Energy, Education, Health, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation

GPOBA Annual Report 2013

This year marks a milestone for GPOBA, commemorating 10 years since its founding. Over the past decade, through a diverse portfolio of 36 projects, GPOBA is fulfilling its mandate to fund, design, demonstrate, and document output-based aid (OBA) approaches to improve delivery of basic services to…

Date: 2013

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation, Independent Verification

GPOBA Annual Report 2012

The report, spanning the fiscal year of 2012 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012), reviews progress towards achieving the Program’s goals of designing and implementing OBA pilot projects, building a Center of Expertise, piloting other results-based approaches, and communicating with the development…

Date: 2012

Type: Annual Reports

Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Education, Health, Other, Solid Waste Management, Independent Verification , Water and Sanitation

Output-Based Aid in Education: A Solution for Quality Education

A number of approaches have been tried to improve school attendance and educational attainment, including the use of Output-Based Aid (OBA).

The challenge of introducing OBA in education has often been finding an appropriate definition of “output” that balances achievement of results…

Date: 2010

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Education