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.
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Highlights

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. 

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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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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. 

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