Results-Based Financing & WatSan: Improving Systems & Accountability
Results-based financing (RBF) has been successful in ensuring accountability in the delivery of water and sanitation basic services. Three illustrative examples come from Indonesia, Senegal and Sri Lanka. In Indonesia, RBF enabled the central government to improve the accountability at the local level after a devolution, financing new basic infrastructure projects including water and sanitation, drainage and irrigation. Technical assistance supported the capacity of the national auditing agency to perform physical verification of infrastructure prior to the disbursement of public funds. To share experience and learn from other countries about intergovernmental transfers for basic infrastructure, a South-South Knowledge Exchange was held in May 2017, bringing together officials from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Indonesia. A rich body of multimedia-based knowledge products will be available to complement the presentation and engaging discussions. In Senegal, an on-site sanitation project helped poor people access sanitation facilities in peri-urban areas of Dakar, improving the environment, community health, and the well-being of women and children. In Sri Lanka, an RBF project provides new connections to the sewer, decentralized wastewater treatment and improved on-site sanitation, servicing low-income households in the outskirts of Colombo. The wastewater is effectively managed whether through the sewer or by trucks.
11:00 Welcome and opening remarks
Zaruhi Tokhmakhyan, GPOBA, The World Bank Group
11:10 Improving systems through accountability
- Fajar Eko Antono, Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Republic of Indonesia
- Thalyta E. Yuwono, The World Bank Group
- tbc, Government Official from Jakarta, Indonesia
- Juliet Pumpuni, GPOBA, The World Bank Group
11:30 Access to sanitation in per-urban areas
- D.P.M. Chandana, NWSDB, Sri Lanka
- Oleh Khayalim, GPOBA, World Bank
11:50 Applying results-based financing approaches to your urban water service challenges
12:25 Closing remarks
12:30 Close of session
Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA)http://www.gpoba.org
GPOBA is a global partnership program in the World Bank Group. Through a diverse portfolio of projects, GPOBA funds, designs, demonstrates and documents output-based aid approaches (OBA) to improve the delivery of basic services in developing countries. Large development projects too often fail to include the very poor, and GPOBA is dedicated to making sure the poor and marginalized have access to electricity, water, sanitation, health care, education and other basic services necessary for growth and opportunity.
Indonesia Innovations in Financehttp://www.gpoba.org/node/1009
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).