Overview

The Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) provides innovative financing solutions that link funding to achieved results. GPOBA’s results-based financing (RBF) approaches provide access to basic services like water and sanitation, energy, health and education for low-income families and communities that might otherwise go unserved. By bringing together public and private sector funders to maximize resources, and designing effective incentives for service providers to reach underserved low-income communities, GPOBA gives people the chance for a better life.

Established in 2003 and housed within the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience (GSURR) Global Practice at the World Bank, GPOBA amplifies GSURR’s goals to help countries build sustainable, inclusive, resilient, and productive communities. With its mandate to explore and apply innovative results-based financing solutions for enabling access to basic services, GPOBA is positioned at the forefront of the World Bank’s efforts to end extreme poverty and boost prosperity among the poorest 40 percent in low- and middle-income countries. GPOBA supports RBF approaches in a variety of sectors in 29 countries. Since its creation, GPOBA has evolved into a Center of Expertise on OBA, accumulating lessons and best practices.