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The impact working group has developed a set of metrics that allow for sector wide harmonized calculation and thus aggregation of impact for solar lights. The impact framework also forms part of the official IRIS catalogue. Going forward, the group seeks to strengthen the framework and add metrics that cover the impacts generated by larger systems, such as solar kit and solar home systems. To ensure the work of the group is relevant to the entire sector, it invites all stakeholders to participate in the group – from impact investors, to distributors, manufacturers, donors and academia.

GOGLA members can access member-only documents, including workplans and meeting summaries, on this page in our member section.


21 Jan

Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo

What's going on

Off-Grid Solar Market Data Collection for H1 2017

Registration is Now Open for the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo

New GOGLA-IFC report shows 3.77 million off-grid solar products were sold in the second half of 2016, despite difficult conditions in key markets

Working group leads

Kat Harrison

Chair - Impact Working Group

Paula Berning

Co-Chair - Impact Working Group

Susie Wheeldon

Research Adviser, Socioeconomic Impact



Industry Opinions

Delivering Universal Energy Access – The Industry Position on Building Off-Grid Lighting and Household Electrification Markets

GOGLA Industry Opinion towards the use of Public and Donor Funding in the Off-Grid Lighting Industry


PAYGO SOLAR: Lighting the Way for Flexible Financing and Services

GOGLA Annual Report 2016/17

Beyond Connections Energy Access Redefined

Reaching Scale in Access to Energy

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2016 (Sales and Impact Data)


Why customers - and the choices they make - are the heart of the off-grid solar sector

Anna Wells, GOGLA Senior Communications Adviser