Video: Power for Kenya's Urban Poor

In Nairobi, Kenya, about 2 million people live in informal settlements, many below the poverty line and lacking electricity. A program implemented by the Kenya Power and Light Corporation, with support from the World Bank, via GPOBA and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) has achieved a thirty-fold increase in the number of safe, reliable, and affordable household connections.
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.


SIWI World Water Week

GPOBA at World Water Week, August 23-28 

GPOBA convened and moderated a lively panel discussion titled “Using results-based financing to connect the poor: who, where, why?” at the annual World Water Week Conference in Stockholm. (workshop session recorded




August-September 2015 / OBA Connections 

Three multimedia clips are now available on Kenya's slum electrification, Vietnam rural water and on illustrating RBF/OBA concepts in graphic form. Also featured are new Lessons Learned on energy projects, recent OBApproaches on solid waste management, fragile states, public health and hybrid energy. This edition includes publications on financing "green" projects with the climate in mind, water and sanitation learning events, and an infographic on Sustainable Development Goals. 



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Development Financing for Results

Animated Video: Development Financing for Results 

This production illustrates the concepts behind traditional and results-based financing (RBF). Output-based aid, a form of RBF, implemented by GPOBA and which focuses on funding services for the poor, is also highlighted.