High-quality, energy-efficient off-grid appliances are essential to ensuring consumer protection and overall health as markets mature. While progress has been made to develop test methods and standards for use in off-grid settings, additional steps are needed at the national and international level as the sector evolves. In its first ever policy brief, Efficiency for Access explores how test methods, quality standards, and labeling might be used to promote energy efficiency and quality in off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances as the market evolves. While written for policymakers, this brief is also a suitable resource for any organization committed to sourcing and championing quality products, including development agencies, bulk procurers, and microfinance institutions, as well as industry stakeholders and associations engaged in advocacy.
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