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.
Press Release: The Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector may be Leaving Marginalised Groups Behind, New Efficiency for Access Study Reveals
This seminal report is a first step towards establishing a baseline to understand how well the sector is performing across different facets of inclusivity.
Groundbreaking 60 Decibels and Efficiency for Access Study Reveals Key Long-Term Benefits of Off-Grid Refrigerators for Low-Income Users
Refrigerators contribute to various Sustainable Development Goals, from improving human health and productivity to reducing the domestic burden of women and children, who are usually responsible for food gathering and preparation.
Reflections from the 2022 Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge Halfway Point
Insights into the competition's progress to date and next steps.
Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Pakistan
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Pakistan based on Efficiency for Access market survey findings. It provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances.
Appliances for All: Assessing the Inclusivity of the Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector
This report examines how well solar lighting and appliances are reaching key populations, and assesses inclusion across solar company employment practices and product offerings.
Uses and Impacts of Off-Grid Refrigerators
This report summarises the benefits and challenges experienced by off-grid refrigerator users in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda over several years, based on an analysis by 60 Decibels and Efficiency for Access.