OBA in Infrastructure: The Experience So Far

Increasing access to basic infrastructure services is critical to reducing poverty and enabling poor and marginalized people to participate in and benefit from economic development.

Too often, however, the gap between the cost of the initial service connection and a user’s ability to pay…

Date: 2017

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

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Tags: Water and Sanitation

Output-Based Aid for Urban Transport

Urban transport systems are crucial to economic and social development, and are particularly important for connecting poor populations to jobs, education, and health services. As the developing world rapidly urbanizes, there is an opportunity to build safer, cleaner, and more inclusive transport…

Date: 2017

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Urban Transport

Output-Based Aid for Energy Access

Globally, around 1.1 billion people live without access to electricity. Ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030 is one of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015. The Global Partnership on Output-based Aid (GPOBA) supports this energy…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid at Work in Public-Private Partnerships

With development needs outstripping public sector capacity, private sector finance and expertise are becoming increasingly important. OBA and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are innovative mechanisms for leveraging private sector investment in development solutions. OBA can add value to a PPP…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Public-Private Partnerships

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Getting Results: Independent Verification in Output-Based Aid

As interest grows in results-based financing (RBF), the need for reliable verification systems intensifies. Independent verification is a key component of OBA, which links the disbursement of funds to achievement of verified results. This note discusses the verification process, and presents…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Independent Verification

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Output-Based Aid in Education: What Have We Learned So Far?

OBA and other innovative forms of results-based financing (RBF) are still relatively new to the education sector, but emerging evidence suggests that OBA/RBF may be versatile tools for addressing issues of educational access, quality, and inequity. In 2015, GPOBA undertook a major study on the…

Date: 2016

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Education

OBApproaches in the Philippines: Public Health Project

In 2010, the Government of the Philippines launched Universal Health Care initiative, which mandated the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to provide health insurance coverage to all Filipinos, especially the poor. It also put in place measures to improve and accredit…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Health

Output-Based Aid in Fragile and Conflict Situations

Throughout the world, poverty is increasingly concentrated in countries and regions affected by fragility and conflict, which intensify already acute challenges to development. Fragility and conflict can range from persistent domestic or cross-border violence to vulnerability in the face of…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Fragile Situations

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OBApproaches for Solid Waste Management: Nepal and the West Bank

With rapid urbanization, population growth, and new economic activity, municipal solid waste is increasing at alarming rates, and is expected to almost triple in low and lower middle income countries by 2025. At the same time, solid waste management (SWM) systems in most developing countries are…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Solid Waste Management

Output-Based Aid in Mali Rural Electrification Hybrid System Project

Electrification can be a significant driver for improving livelihoods in rural communities. In rural Mali, where more than 80 percent of the country's population lives, the electrification rate is only 15 percent. Increasing access to electricity in rural Mali is crucial for economic development…

Date: 2015

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Using Output Based Aid in Urban Projects

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Against the backdrop of rapidly rising urbanization in the developing world and the growing demand for basic services such as water and power, there is an increasing need to improve service delivery, particularly in low-income urban settlements. Output-based aid (OBA) …

Date: 2012

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

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Tags: Water and Sanitation

Independent Verification in Results-Based Financing

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With pressure for greater accountability and value for money in public budgets, widening the use of results-based financing (RBF) and setting up adequate independent mechanisms to verify results is becoming increasingly important. In January 2012, the World Bank launched…

Date: 2012

Type: OBApproaches

Output-Based Aid in Bangladesh: Solar Home Systems for Rural Households

A renewable energy program in Bangladesh that brings solar power to rural households is one of the most successful solar home system (SHS) programs in the world. It has demonstrated an inexpensive and reliable way to bring electricity to rural households. Several OBA features have contributed to…

Date: 2012

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Aide basée sur les résultats au Viet Nam: Accès des ménages ruraux aux services d’adduction d’eau

Au Viet Nam, l’approvisionnement durable en eau des populations rurales pose problème depuis de nombreuses années. En milieu rural, où se concentrent environ 74 percent de la population, à peine 48 percent des ménages ont accès à l’eau potable, contre 82 percent en zone urbaine1. Seuls 30˜…

Date: 2011

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Output-Based Aid in Vietnam: Access to Piped Water Services for Rural Households

In Vietnam, achieving sustainable provision of water services for communities in rural areas has been a challenge for years. About 74 percent of the Vietnamese population is concentrated in rural areas, yet just 48 percent of households have access to clean water, compared with 82 percent in…

Date: 2011

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Water and Sanitation

Strengthening Fiscal Transfers in Indonesia Using an Output-Based Approach

In 2010, the World Bank approved a US$220 million loan for a Local Government and Decentralization project in Indonesia. The project aims to improve the accountability and reporting of the central government’s Specific Purpose Grants (DAK). Piloted in four infrastructure sub-sectors—irrigation,…

Date: 2011

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Independent Verification

Énergie et aide basée sur les résultats : quelles leçons avons-nous tirées?

Près de 1,4 milliard d’êtres humains n’ont pas l’électricité et près de 2,7 milliards utilisent les combustibles traditionnels issus de la biomasse pour la cuisson des aliments (AIE/PNUD/ONUDI, 2010). L’un des problèmes que pose l’accroissement de l’accès des pauvres à des sources d’énergie…

Date: 2010

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

المعونات المرتبطة بالنواتج في قطاع الطاقة

ينبع ضعف إمكانية الحصول على الكهرباء من مشكلات تتصل بجانب
الطلب وجانب العرض على السواء. ففي جانب الطلب، تُشكِّل الرسوم
المرتفعة التي تُدفع مقدما حاجزا يحول دون تركيب وصلات للفقراء.
ومع أن الإنفاق على الكهرباء أقل في العادة للأسر التي تحصل على
الكهرباء، فإن رسوم تركيب…

Date: 2010

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

La ayuda en función de los resultados y la energía: ¿Qué hemos aprendido hasta ahora?

En el mundo hay casi 1400 millones de personas que viven sin acceso a la electricidad y aproximadamente 2700 millones usan combustibles de biomasa tradicionales para cocinar (OIE/PNUD/ONUDI, 2010). Un obstáculo para incrementar la provisión de energía eléctrica fiable a la gente pobre es su…

Date: 2010

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

Output-Based Aid and Energy: What Have We Learned So Far?

Worldwide, nearly 1.4 billion people live without access to electricity and nearly 2.7 billion people use traditional biomass fuels for cooking (IEA/UNDP/UNIDO, 2010). One challenge to increasing reliable energy access for the poor is their limited ability to pay the up-front connection fees for…

Date: 2010

Type: OBApproaches

Tags: Energy

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