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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.

The group is chaired by Jacob Lewandowski (d.light) and Graham Smith (Off-Grid Electric) and coordinated by Johanna Diecker (GOGLA).

*Please note that GOGLA members can find the 2016/2017 Policy 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

Deadline Extended: 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

Karl Skare

Co-chair Policy Working Group

Pauline Githugu

Co-chair Policy Working Group

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 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

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


GOGLA Annual Report 2016/17

Reaching Scale in Access to Energy

WG Policy - 2017 Update

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

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


Small is beautiful when it comes to reaching the millions

Anna Wells, GOGLA Senior Communications Adviser