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The GOGLA Impact Working Group has used the best available research to develop a set of metrics that companies and investors can use to estimate the impact of their businesses or investments.

Updated in September 2018, the metric framework covers a range of off-grid solar technology sizes, from solar lanterns to large solar home systems, as well as seven thematic areas: energy access, economic activity, income generation, kerosene use and CO2e reduction, light availability and quality, energy spending and financial inclusion. The GOGLA standardized metrics also form part of the official IRIS catalogue, an initiative of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).

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.


17 Jun

Annual Member Conference AGM

What's going on

275+ decision-makers chart the future of off-grid solar in India

Indian solar lanterns, home systems market could grow to USD 327 million by 2023

Off-Grid Solar Companies Sell More Solar Home Systems in the First Half of 2018

Working group leads

Nabeela Khan

Co-chair, Impact Working Group

Susie Wheeldon

Research Advisor



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


Productive use of off-grid solar: appliances and solar water pumps as drivers of growth

Energizing job creation: employment opportunities along the off-grid solar value chain

Providing Energy Access through Off-Grid Solar: Guidance for Governments

Employment opportunities in an evolving market. Off-grid solar: creating high-value employment in key markets

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H1 2018 (Sales and Impact Data)


The role of solar lights and solar home systems in modern day disaster relief

Aletta D'cruz, Digital Content and Communications Associate