End User Subsidies Resource Center

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End User Subsidies Resource Center

End-user subsidies, which directly reduce costs for consumers, can help bridge the ‘affordability gap’ and enable millions of low income households to access clean energy. However, they must be designed carefully as they are also complex and create the risk of market distortion - which can hamper other energy access efforts. Compiled by GOGLALighting Global and Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility, this web page shares insights and resources for those exploring smart end-user subsidy design.

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What is an end-user subsidy?

Get an overview of how end-user subsidies can help reach the poorest, how they compare to supply-side subsidies, and more. 

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Reports and Resources

From reports detailing why end-user subsidies are needed to papers profiling smart design, find the latest tools and resources.

Event Recordings

Find recordings from recent events and webinars on smart subsidies and bridging the affordability gap. Listen to the sessions. 

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Country Case Studies

End-user subsidies for off-grid solar are already operating in several countries. Coming soon: Details of their design and implementation. 

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