SNV is excited to participate in the Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches’ (GPRBA) inaugural forum on results-based financing (RBF) to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15-17 May 2019.
The GPRBA – formerly known as the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) until February 2019 – provides financing solutions that tackle development spending inefficiencies to ensure that low-income and unserved communities gain access to basic services, e.g., WASH, energy, health, and education.
The RBF Forum 2019 aims to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration, and in-depth discussion on the theme of “Innovations and Results in RBF”.
The event will:
- connect practitioners to new information and opportunities across countries and regions;
- catalyse innovative thinking and generate better development solutions for challenges in a development context; and
- provide an opportunity to network among experts and practitioners.
SNV at the event
On 15 May 9-10:30 am (UTC/GMT + 3 hours), Meike van Ginneken, SNV’s CEO, will take part at the forum’s keynote opening session titled, RBF landscape: where are we today? In her keynote address, Meike will share SNV’s experience in implementing RBF development programmes in the WASH and energy sectors. With her co-panellists, and as World Bank Water’s former manager for South Asia, Meike’s reflections as GPRBA ‘insider/ outsider’ are expected to provoke engaged discussion on the future of RBF, and how to make the funding modality more effective. Please see Meike's blog on this topic - Results-based financing: a coming of age story.
During the 2.5-day forum, SNV’s CEO will be joined by SNV WASH and energy experts, Anne Mutta and Hiwote Teshome respectively. Anne is multi-country programme manager of the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All Results Programme (SSH4A RP), an SNV WASH RBF programme, with a total budget of € 30M (2014-2020), and Hiwote is an Energy sector project manager managing the Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Clean Cooking Sector (SEECCS).
SNV results-based financed programmes
SNV has a strong RBF track record in scaling up service provision, particularly for sanitation and hygiene, and energy services.
SNV’s role in RBF schemes includes designing comprehensive and multi-stakeholder service delivery approaches and RBF incentive schemes (creating demand and the necessary policy, legal, and services environment needed to enable access), providing services ourselves (being paid on the basis of results), and administering RBF activities (paying incentives to partners, following verification of results).
Particular attention is paid to ensuring ‘last mile’ group access to basic services, as part of SNV’s contributions to realising the Sustainable Development Goals’ ambition to leave no one behind.
- Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All Results Programme (a multi-country sanitation and hygiene programme implemented across seven countries in Africa and Nepal, 2014-2020)
- Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) capability statement (SNV's rural sanitation approach)
- Results-Based Financing (RBF) for Pico-Solar Market Development project
- Solar firms pre-qualification into results-based financing fund
- Results based finance Energy capability statement