New Video Depicts Improved Lives in Honduras via Water and Sanitation

An output-based aid facility connected 87,000 low-income residents to water and sanitation services, enhancing economic opportunities, communities' health, and facilitating daily routines. This video includes testimonials from beneficiaries and implementers describing the impact of having access to water and sanitation, along with the communities' involvement in achieving these projects.
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.


Photo: Indonesia Cookstove

Healthier Cooking for Indonesian Families

GPOBA co-sponsored a June 15 learning event broadcast online on “Understanding User Needs in Developing Clean Stove Technologies.” Its goal was to help devise a clean, innovative solution to the problem of household air pollution by promoting the use of affordable clean stoves through results-based financing. 




June-July 2015 / OBA Connections 

Closing out GPOBA's fiscal year was a grant agreement for scaling up clean energy in Bangladesh, follow-up of the clean technologies webinar, the World Bank's announcement of doubling its funding for result-based financing in education over the next 5 years and GPOBA's Education Scoping Study, and resources on waste pickers and solid waste management.  



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Renewable energy scale up for rural Bangladesh 

A US$15 million grant agreement targeted for rural areas in Bangladesh will increase access to clean energy for approximately 1.1 million people living in poor, remote areas. This new project will make clean energy affordable to low-income households and will facilitate investments in solar-pumped irrigation to 6,600 farmers.