Paying for Performance - An Analysis of Output-Based Aid in Education

    In 2014-2015, Results for Development Institute (R4D) conducted a scoping study on the potential for output-based aid (OBA) in education for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA). This report provides the consolidated findings from the study which included a literature review of results-based financing (RBF) schemes in education,

    (ii) a landscaping and analysis of existing OBA projects in education, and (iii) recommendations for applying OBA in the education sector moving forward. The study defined OBA in education as "a form of results-based financing in which service providers are contracted to improve education access and/or quality, especially for disadvantaged populations, whereby service providers assume some degree of performance risk for specific outputs or outcomes upon which payments are contingent."