Resilience, recovery, and renegotiation: New insights into outcome-based partnerships in the wake of COVID-19

The global crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic has provided new insight into the functionality and resilience of outcome-based financing (OBF) programs in the face of unforeseen circumstances, according to experts at the sixth session of the U.K.’s Government Outcomes Lab (GOLab) “Engaging with Evidence” series.

Social Impact Bonds: Addressing Gaps to Solving Social Issues

Social Impact Bonds: Addressing Gaps to Solving Social Issues”, the first webinar in the series, will explore the financial instrument as a potential model that addresses weaknesses of traditional approaches in solving social issues, and some examples from implementation. As a RBF instrument, impact bonds tie financial returns and payments to social outcomes. Their design brings private sector investment to programs that are not profit-centered but produce social benefits.

Webinar: Achieving Transformational Change in Climate Change Mitigation Through Results-Based Financing

Achieving transformational change in climate change mitigation and adaptation requires a combination of enhanced international cooperation and trillions of “climate-smart” private investments, which in many cases will need to be channeled through blended public and multilateral financing schemes. Understanding how best to mobilize, leverage and scale up climate smart investments requires new forms of financing in order to efficiently use limited public and multilateral funds. 

Innovations in Development Finance Webinar: Pay for Success in Solid Waste Management Results-Based Financing

This webinar will explore GPOBA’s Nepal Solid Waste project. With rapid urbanization, population growth, and new economic activity, municipal solid waste is increasing at alarming rates, and is expected to almost triple in low and lower middle income countries by 2025. At the same time, solid waste management (SWM) systems in most developing countries are underfunded and suffer from lack of planning. Improving SWM requires intervention all along the supply chain. GPOBA’s SWM project in Nepal was created to expand SWM services in five municipalities.

Innovations in Development Finance Webinar - Results-Based Financing for Small Scale Irrigation

In this webinar, World Bank Lead Irrigation Specialist Jake Burke will discuss results-based financing strategies for small-holder irrigation, and in particular, the role of output-based aid (OBA) subsidies in supporting investments by poor farmers in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. You will learn about opportunities and potential risks for OBA interventions, drawing on examples from India and Zambia.