From 2010 to 2013, the GPOBA: Vietnam Education Project provided tuition subsidies to more than 8,000 poor students to attend non-public upper secondary schools and professional secondary schools. Using an output-based aid approach, the project linked the payment of a tuition subsidy with student performance.
The Government of Uganda recently decentralized rural water supplies, awarding contracts to private operators. But a critical lack of local finance existed, and local operators needed capacity-building. The Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA), IFC, PPIAF and DevCo partnered with the private sector to help find local solutions to water problems in rural Uganda, bringing together local financial institutions and small-scale water providers.
About 100 participants discussed their views and practices on result-based financing at the RBF Forum 2019, held May 15-17, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This brief video features select participants from some organizations and their key takeaways from the three-day event.
This World Bank-supported and multilateral donor funded unit is now the Global Partnership for Results-based Approaches. After 15 years of development experience using results-based financing, this name change reflects a wider emphasis beyond the original focus on output-based aid.
The use of results-based financing (RBF) approaches has been growing among the development community. The Global Partnership for Results-based Approaches (GPRBA) has been at the forefront of supporting and using RBF mechanisms since 2003, when the program started promoting output-based aid (OBA) through the Global Partnership on Out-Based Aid (GPOBA). RBF approaches aim to enhance the delivery of services by tying payments or funds to demonstrated and verified results. Focusing on these results creates innovation, transparency and accountability.