The Global Partnership on Output-based Aid (GPOBA) is a multi-donor trust fund dedicated to the support of Results Based Financing (RBF) and Output-Based Aid (OBA) approaches. GPOBA was established in 2003 by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank. Since then, additional donors have joined the partnership: IFC, the Dutch Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS), the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).
GPOBA partners with communities, donors, governments, and the private sector to improve lives and achieve measurable results. Through a diverse global portfolio of projects across seven sectors, GPOBA funds, designs, demonstrates, and documents RBF/OBA approaches that help communities access basic services. GPOBA serves as a center of expertise for donors, practitioners, and development partners, sharing best practices and testing new applications for results-based approaches.
Results-based financing is a complementary approach to PPPs, sharing similar goals and attributes. Both work to mobilize private capital and increase performance efficiencies in the delivery of basic services. GPOBA’s portfolio includes a number of PPP projects, in which output-based aid has been successfully utilized to ensure the results are reaching marginalized populations, delivering access to electricity, water, sanitation, health care, education and other basic services necessary for growth and opportunity.
Key GPOBA Resources