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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.

The group is chaired by Kat Harrison (Acumen) and Paula Berning (Mobisol) and is coordinated by Susie Wheeldon (GOGLA).    

*Please note that GOGLA members can find the 2016/2017 Impact workplan, along with meeting summaries (where available) via the working groups page in the the GOGLA member's section*


21 Jan

Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo

What's going on

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

GOGLA / Lighting Global Sales Data Collection Process is Now Open: Deadline 11 February 2017

November GOGLA Newsletter Out Now

Working group leads

Kat Harrison

Chair - Impact Working Group

Paula Berning

Co-Chair - Impact Working Group

Susie Wheeldon

Research Adviser, Socioeconomic Impact

Johanna Diecker

Program Manager, Enabling Environment



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


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

Impact of Lighting on Education: Baseline Summary - Zambia

Research Study: The Socioeconomic Impact of Solar Systems—Leveraging Pay as You Go Data and Customer Interactions to Assess Impact

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Semi-Annual Sales and Impact Data January - June 2016

Opinion de GOGLA sur la TVA et les droits de douane et importation appliqués aux produits d’éclairage hors réseau et de systèmes solaires domestiques

In the media

A brightening continent

Solar is giving hundreds of millions of Africans access to electricity for the first time. FOR...


GOGLA and Lighting Global Introduce New Online Platform to Track Sales Data in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

Darragh Cotter, Communications and Marketing Manager