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About Efficiency for Access

Harnessing the power of energy efficiency to accelerate universal access to modern energy services

Current Efficiency for Access Coalition members have programmes and initiatives spanning three continents, 44 countries, and 19 key technologies.

Efficiency for Access first kicked off in 2015 as a year-long call to action and collaborative effort led by Global LEAP & Sustainable Energy for All.

Now, twelve organizations have joined together under a scaled-up Efficiency for Access – a coalition promoting energy efficiency as a potent catalyst in global clean energy access efforts. Coalition programmes aim to scale up markets and reduce prices for super-efficient, off- and weak-grid appropriate products, support technological innovation, and improve sector coordination.

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Efficiency for Access is recruiting new members active in the clean energy access sector, especially those with intersectional interests in health, agriculture, and gender.

  • Donor Roundtable Partners - leverage co-funding and guide programmatic activities
  • The Secretariat - coordinates across all stakeholders
  • Investor Network - coordinates investment activities related to appliances in the energy access sector
  • Programme Partners - support and execute specific Coalition activities and initiatives
  • Industry Partners - provide input on technology road-mapping and research activities

Download our latest factsheet to learn more about the Coalition and its programmes. Express your interest and learn more about how to get involved.

The Efficiency for Access Coalition is coordinated jointly by CLASP, an international appliance energy efficiency and market development specialist not-for-profit organization, and UK’s Energy Saving Trust, which specializes in energy efficiency product verification, data and insight, advice, and research.

Current donor coalition members include:

Power Africa

USAID Power Africa

Power Africa was launched in June 2013 as a market driven, public private initiative to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people lack access.

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Acumen is a nonprofit global venture fund changing the way the world tackles poverty. Acumen has invested over $20 million in pioneering energy access start-ups since 2007.

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DOEN Foundation

The DOEN Foundation believes that it is possible to achieve a green, socially inclusive and creative society.

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Energising Development (EnDev)

Energising Development (EnDev) is a multi-donor and multi-implementer partnership for providing access to energy in households, social institutions as well as small and medium enterprises.



A partnership between the World Bank Group and 18 partners to help low and middle-income countries reduce poverty and boost growth, through environmentally sustainable energy solutions.

Donor Good Energy

Good Energies Foundation

Good Energies Foundation’s goal is to help prevent climate change and mitigate its harm, especially to people who live in poverty.

Donor Ifc


IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.

Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot—or will not.

Donor Shell

Shell Foundation

Shell Foundation is a UK-registered charity established by the Shell Group in 2000 to create and scale new solutions to global development challenges.

Donor Sweden Sverige


Sida is the Swedish development cooperation agency.



The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results.

Donor Wbg

World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

Why efficiency for access?

Learn more about our theory of change