Overview

The Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA), formerly known as the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) until February 2019, provides innovative financing solutions that link funding to achieved results. GPRBA’s results-based financing (RBF) approaches provide access to basic services like water and sanitation, energy, health and education for low-income families and communities that might otherwise go unserved. By bringing together public and private sector funders to maximize resources and designing effective incentives for service providers to reach underserved low-income communities, GPRBA gives people the chance for a better life. In 2020, GPRBA launched the Outcomes Fund Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) to continue to innovate in the RBF space and to build the capacity of local markets to use outcome-based financing and other results-based blended finance solutions.

Established in 2003 and part of the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land (GPURL) Global Practice at the World Bank, GPRBA supports the work of building inclusive, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities, using innovative RBF instruments to help address the many development challenges that the world faces today. By linking payments to actual results achieved and its explicit and unique pro-poor focus, GPRBA fosters inclusive development and helps address service delivery gaps arising from the challenge of increased urbanization in developing countries. It creates financial incentives for service providers to extend basic services specifically to low-income communities, while also providing incentives for consumers in these communities to access the services.