GPOBA and World Toilet Day

November 19 has been designated by the United Nations as "World Toilet Day," a date to focus on meeting the needs of those who do not have access to improved sanitation services. GPOBA is working to help meet UN Sustainable Goal 6 (universal access to water and sanitation services by 2030) by promoting and implementing output-based aid to reach the poor and unserved communities.
GPOBA is a global partnership program in the World Bank Group. Through a diverse portfolio of projects, GPOBA funds, designs, demonstrates and documents output-based aid approaches (OBA) to improve the delivery of basic services in  developing  countries. Large development projects too often fail to include the very poor, and GPOBA is dedicated to making sure the poor and marginalized  have access to  electricity, water, sanitation, health care, education and other basic services necessary for growth and opportunity.



World Water Week 2016 

GPOBA held two workshops on the implementation of results-based financing in the water and sanitation sectors at the 51st annual World Water Week in Stockholm, one of the premier international conferences for these sectors. Four of the sessions' participants kindly agreed to describe their experience with results-based finance in this set of video interviews.  



Vol. 4, No. 5 / OBA Connections 

Two international events on water and sanitation, World Water Week 2016 and World Toilet Day (November 19th) shape the theme for this edition's content with a special focus on results-based financing for water and sanitation projects. We feature several infographics and videos picturing the need for these two services on a global and regional scale, as well as a variety of reports, learning papers, news articles, and blogs focusing on the use of RBF to help advance efforts to meet UN Sustainable Goal 6 (universal access to water and sanitation by 2030).  



What’s New

Annual Report 2016

GPOBA's Annual Report for FY2016 is now available in an interactive digital format (also available for downloading). This report offers a more in-depth look at GPOBA’s activities throughout the fiscal year, as it works to increase access to basic services for poor and marginalized populations.