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The policy working group seeks to facilitate exchange on best practices and regulatory support for thriving off-grid lighting sectors. Their work focuses on the generation of knowledge (such as the impact of VAT & tariffs or kerosene subsidies on the market) and the development of resources that informs dialogue within the international policy arena (such as the government guidance note on energy access). Last but not least, the group seeks to promote national level policy change through the development of advocacy material and analysis tools for sound sector planning and strengthened networks with national associations and civil society organisations.

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


02 May

Sustainable Energy for All Forum

14 May

Vienna Energy Forum

29 May

GOGLA Annual General Meeting

What's going on

Four opportunities to join the GOGLA team

Webinar Recording: What's Next for the Off-Grid Solar Energy Sector?

Download resources from the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum

Working group leads

Karl Skare

Co-chair Policy Working Group

Pauline Githugu

Co-chair Policy Working Group

Johanna Diecker

Director of Policy



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

GOGLA Industry Opinion towards kerosene subsidies

GOGLA Industry Opinion on VAT and Import Duty Settings for Off-Grid Lighting Products and Solar Home Systems

GOGLA Industry Opinion on the role of public funding to mobilise investment for access to energy

GOGLA Industry Opinion Calling On Governments, Policy Makers and Other Key Decision Makers To Support Quality Products and Quality Assurance

GOGLA Industry Opinion on Tracking Energy Access


Member Information Document

2018 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity. Experimental Evidence from Rwanda

Off-Grid Solar Products Tax Ready Reckoner

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


International Solar Alliance shows India’s leadership potential in solar

Viraj Gada, India Regional Representative