PPPs and OBA

Expanding infrastructure and improving basic services is universally recognized as an essential element of economic growth and poverty reduction. It is also recognized that private sector financing is needed to address the infrastructure financing gap as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.


OBA and Gender Equality  

As one of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals in Gender Equality, results-based financing and output-based aid can serve as a tool to accelerate the fulfillment of providing women and girls economic opportunities, along with empowerment and entrepreneurship. Women are greatly and disproportionately affected by poverty and the lack of adequate quality infrastructure to improve their lives, as well as contribute to their health, security and education. 



Vol. 4, No. 10 / OBA Connections 

The fourth edition of OBA Connections for 2017 focuses on RBF and PPPs, highlighting PPP projects with OBA components which have provided access to vital infrastructure and services to poor communities. We feature are our new "Innovations in Finance" series of RBF webinars, with the first sessions on social impact bonds and output-based aid (OBA) in urban transport. Also included is our newest "Lessons Learned" publication examining our solar power project for rural Bolivia.

What’s New

E-Discussion on Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change, and RBF (May 16-18, 2017)

This e-discussion aims to foster a first open dialogue between specialists on Results-Based Financing and Disaster Risk Management. It is a unique opportunity for the RBF/OBA community to engage with experts on the topic of Disaster Risk Management and climate resilience, sharing knowledge and best practices.