Local solutions for clean water access in rural Uganda

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.

Introducing GPRBA

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.

Video: Global Partnership for Results-based Approaches

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.