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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 industry opinions that were presented in the recent ‘delivering universal energy access’ publication). 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.


22 Jan

Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo

06 Feb

The 2nd Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid

12 Feb

India Energy Access Summit

What's going on

Last Chance to Participate in the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Data Collection July-Dec 2017

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

GOGLA Industry Opinion on Tracking Energy Access

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


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

Energy Access Outlook 2017

Energizing Finance: Scaling and Refining Finance in Countries with Large Energy Access Gaps


Off-Grid Solar in Myanmar – Vast Opportunities in a Challenging Market

Sascha Brandt, GOGLA Communication & Project Officer