Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA)

Title Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA)
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 25,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Facility Objectives

To provide increased access to reliable basic infrastructure and social services to the poor in developing countries through the wider use of Output Based Aid (OBA) approaches.

Key activities
  • funding of output-based payments (i.e. subsidies) to facilitate the piloting of innovative,
    small-scale projects;
  • studies and other inputs to assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of particular schemes intended to pilot the application of OBA approaches; and
  • publications, workshops, and conferences to help identify, disseminate and document emerging knowledge on OBA and related topics.

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Institution Details

Title Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA)
Person responsible Carmen Nonay
E-mail, phone number and mailing address

The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA

Tel.: (+1 202) 458 8124
Fax: (+1 202) 522 3481
Email: gpoba@worldbank.org

Facility Objectives

To provide increased access to reliable basic infrastructure and social services to the poor in developing countries through the wider use of Output Based Aid (OBA) approaches.

Facility URL www.gpoba.org/gpoba/
Key activities
  • funding of output-based payments (i.e. subsidies) to facilitate the piloting of innovative,
    small-scale projects;
  • studies and other inputs to assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of particular schemes intended to pilot the application of OBA approaches; and
  • publications, workshops, and conferences to help identify, disseminate and document emerging knowledge on OBA and related topics.
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Key data and facts

Hosted by World Bank
Contributors

Established by UK Department for International Development and the World Bank. Its other donors are the IFC, the Netherlands (DGIS), Australia (AusAID), and Sweden (Sida).

Year established 2003
Total Capital US$ 285,900,000
Amount committed since established US$ 130,700,000
Amount disbursed since established US$ 48,300,000
Type of finance provided
  • Grant
Capacity for new commitments US$ 155,200,000
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 25,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Funding bracket - Current Average Grant size US$ 200,000

Eligibility criteria and exclusions

Beneficiaries
  • Private
  • Public
Project types
  • National
  • Sub-national
Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
  • CEN-SAD
  • COMESA
  • EAC
  • ECCAS
  • ECOWAS
  • IGAD
  • SADC
  • UMA
Countries
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Energy
  • Biomass
  • Coal-fired power plants
  • Electrical transmission/distribution
  • Energy education/training
  • Energy policy and administrative management
  • Energy research
  • Gas distribution
  • Gas-fired power plants
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Ocean power
  • Oil-fired power plants
  • Power generation/non-renewable sources
  • Power generation/renewable sources
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power
Water & Sanitation
  • Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation
  • Education and training in water supply and sanitation
  • River development
  • Waste management/disposal
  • Water resources policy and administrative management
  • Water resources protection
  • Water supply and sanitation - large systems
ICT
  • ICT
Eligibility exclusions
  • Any member country of the World Bank Group is eligible for support.
  • GPOBA requires that government authorities endorse any project proposal which will involve
    technical assistance.
  • Whilst GPOBA technical assistance support is provided as a grant, co-financing from either the
    government or another donor will strengthen the application for support.
  • If technical assistance is provided, there is an expectation that the recipient will be applying for
    funding from GPOBA for output based subsidies.

Supported project phases

Project definition
  • Action planning (TORs, etc.)
  • Identification of desired outputs
  • Identification of project champions
  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Prioritization vs. other projects
Project feasibility
  • Economic
  • Environmental studies
  • Financial/financial modelling
  • Organizational/administrative
  • Social
  • Technical/engineering
Project structuring
  • Legal structuring
  • Project finance
  • Public/private options assessment
  • Technical/engineering
Transaction support
  • Legal structuring
  • Negotiation
  • Post-signing financial agreements
  • Procurement
  • Project finance
  • Technical/engineering
Post-implementation support
  • Evaluation
  • Monitoring
  • Renegotiation/refinancing

List of Projects

Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
Cameroon Water Affermage contract - OBA for Coverage Expansion
US$ 345
Cameroon
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
Solar PV Systems to Increase Access to Electricity Services
US$ 390
Ghana
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
Micro-finance for Small Water Schemes
US$ 890,414
Kenya
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
Urban Water and Sanitation
US$ 6,373,275
Morocco
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
Water Private Sector Contracts – OBA for coverage expansion
US$ 400,565
Mozambique
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
OBA in Water Supply in Uganda’s Small Towns and Rural Growth Centers
US$ 1,824,179
Uganda
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
OBA in Kampala – Water Connections for the Poor
US$ 397,540
Uganda
Projects supported since Facility established (Total number) 39
Projects supported reaching financial close since Facility established (Total number) 4

Application process

Application process

The application form and related procedures are described on the GPOBA website – see www.gpoba.org

Applications can be made for:

  • (1) technical assistance on the design, implementation and evaluation of individual projects
  • (2) technical assistance and OBA subsidy funding, or just OBA subsidy funding or
  • (3) dissemination of emerging experience with OBA schemes.


Applications can be submitted by email. Applications are accepted all year round.

Application Documents
Application process URL www.gpoba.org/gpoba/apply-funding-ta
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