Output-Based Aid: Improving Service Delivery to the Poor

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March 31, 2010 Output-based aid (OBA), an innovative approach that ties payment of aid to the delivery of concrete results, has proven advantages over traditional aid approaches and is helping to improve the delivery of basic services to the poor, says a new World Bank study.

The study and feature stories provide a more practical understanding of lessons and best practices related to OBA for increased effectiveness of public spending to improve access to basic services. The guiding principles are to better articulate the lessons learned from various applications of OBA and best practices by sector.