World Water Day: How Output-based Aid Can Help the Poor to Access Water Services
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Output-based Aid (OBA) is a results-based approach that is being used to help poor people in developing countries gain access to basic services, including safe water. In the Philippines, GPOBA is providing US$225,000 in technical assistance to help create a National OBA Facility that will manage the provision of affordable and safe water to poor households.
- Over 900 million people do not have access to fresh water and have to see access on a daily basis;
- About 2.5 billion people, in urban and rural areas globally, run the risk of chronic disease as a direct result of lack of access to safe sanitation; and
- Each year 1.8 million people die from water-related causes including sickness, floods and famine.