United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) pursues the United Kingdom's national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. FCO promotes the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.
New Report: Medical Equipment and Clinic Electrification Challenges and Recommendations
The WHO estimates that 70% of medical devices in the Global South do not function and remain unused, in large part because the design of most medical equipment does not reflect the needs of off- and weak-grid clinics. Our report seeks to raise awareness of this under-appreciated challenge.
Global LEAP Awards Announces Results for the 2020 Electric Pressure Cooker Competition
The 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker Competition presents the first-ever rigorous performance assessment of EPCs designed explicitly for use in underserved areas, filling a major gap in market intelligence.
New report: Efficient motors deliver 30% reduction in net solar energy system costs
The Benefits of Permanent Magnet Motors: Efficiency Opportunities in Off- and Weak Grid Appliance Markets offers the first comprehensive analysis of permanent magnet motor-driven appliances in off- and weak-grid markets.
Medical Equipment and Clinic Electrification Report
This report presents a preliminary assessment of technical and commercial barriers to large-scale deployment of medical equipment in off/weak-grid clinics, along with actionable recommendations to make progress against these barriers.
How can energy access programmes address the needs of people with disabilities?
This research note lays out key ways in which the energy access stakeholders can make their interventions disability-inclusive.
2020 Buyer’s Guide for Electric Pressure Cookers
The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. This edition contains information about electric pressure cookers that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2020 Global LEAP Awards.