GPOBA brings clean energy to Philippines' rural areas

GPOBA signed a $3 million grant agreement to support access to renewable energy for poor households in remote areas of the Philippines, partnering with the European Union and World Bank to reach 40,500 low-income households.
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.
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Highlights

Uganda Water

New Video: GPOBA and IFC Partner to Deliver Water in Uganda 

Beneficiaries describe in this video how their lives have been transformed with the access to clean piped water into their community. Water had previously been gathered from the nearby swamp and bore holes, but now small business owners anticipate more stability and prosperity without the burden of an unreliable water source, and children can dedicate themselves even more to their schoolwork without adding fetching water to their list of chores. 

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Newsletter

Vol. 4, No. 3 / OBA Connections 

As in our previous issue, this edition of our newsletter focuses on projects supported by Results-Based Financing and Output-Based Aid within the context of SDG 6, with a focus on sanitation.  We look at Bangladesh as a country study given its progress in almost completely eliminating open defecation, and include how performance-based contracts, public-private partnerships and other forms of OBA/RBF are used to provide access to sanitation services. 

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What’s New

GPOBA and R4D Education Scoping Study

This newly released scoping study on the use of RBF/OBA in education is the result of a two-year examination -- analyzing 24 case studies -- along with a literature review  and database of projects. The report includes recommendations on the future design and implementation of RBF/OBA in the sector.  

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