Worth the Wait: Standard Setting and Implementation
In 2018, the clean cooking sector reached a new milestone with the publication of the first international testing standard for cookstoves. Countries are now beginning to adapt, adopt, and implement these standards, as well as other standards relevant to clean cooking. This session will examine the different components necessary for successful standards implementation by highlighting experiences from different countries and contexts. In particular, this session will discuss how the design and implementation of standards can drive industry growth. Policymakers and other stakeholders will come away understanding the complexity of setting standards, what happens when it’s done right, and how standards can help the sector innovate.