SOIL has commenced its groundbreaking partnership with IDB Lab’s Outcomes for Change Fund (OCF) in Haiti – the first outcomes fund to support container-based sanitation (CBS) in Haiti and the first large-scale outcomes fund to be implemented in a fragile country context and small island developing state.
The 18-month collaboration will allow SOIL to quickly expand the EkoLakay service into some of the most impoverished neighbourhoods in Cap-Haitien, increasing impact and setting a precedent for a new way to leverage development aid in a strategic and catalytic way.
This partnership is the result of several years of discussions between the main project partners: SOIL, IDB Lab, SOIL’s longtime donor the Vitol Foundation, Levoca Impact Labs and key government stakeholders including the Haitian Government Sanitation Authority (DINEPA) and the Ministry of Public Health.
CBSA is exploring avenues to bridge the funding gap for CBS and looks forward to what the sector can learn from this pioneering project, which aims to demonstrate a mechanism for increasing aid effectiveness, while simultaneously creating a model for how development banks and philanthropic partners can support the scaling up of public service provision in a way that builds a bridge to future public sector financing and leadership.
Read SOIL’s blog to find out more Official launch of the first results-based financing contract for container-based sanitation in Haiti