Sparking Policy Innovation with Catalytic Research
A strong enabling environment is critical for the clean cooking sector to thrive and grow. While every country faces distinct policy challenges, research on clean cooking technologies, cost-benefit analyses, and other evidence-based tools can inform the design of effective policies and an enabling environment that benefits businesses and consumers alike. In the first half of this session, policymakers from Kenya, Ghana, and China will discuss the status of clean cooking in their countries, successful policies for clean cooking, the case for providing tax and duty benefits, and the energy transition for the sector. The conversation will facilitate learning among policymakers and highlight opportunities for funding organizations to help governments implement their policies and scale clean cooking interventions. In the second half of this session, the discussion will focus on new research around the cost-benefit analysis of various technologies and interventions, and learnings from tariff-based initiatives and case studies from large-scale implementation programs.