Output-based aid (OBA) can increase access to basic services for the poor in developing countries and improve the delivery of services that exhibit positive externalities, such as reductions in CO2 and improvements in health, says GPOBA’s Annual Report 2008.
The report includes:
- An explanation of what output-based aid is, how it works, and why it is needed
- An overview of GPOBA’s support for OBA approaches in fiscal year 2008
- A section on lessons and challenges for future and ongoing OBA projects
- Data on GPOBA’s activities and finances
As of June 30, 2008, GPOBA has signed a total of 19 grant agreements for pilot projects using performance-based subsidies, expected to benefit up to 2.9 million people in developing countries.
GPOBA more than doubled its portfolio of OBA subsidy schemes in fiscal 2008 to US$72 million, with most of the new funding going to projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the water and sanitation sector.
GPOBA’s first five pilot projects are all disbursing against independently verified outputs and have benefited over 235,000 people so far.
Download the full report (PDF, 1.31 MB)