Demand-side Subsidies for Energy Access Webinar 3: Delivery Models for Subsidies and Verification
The End User Subsidy Lab (EUSL), a joint initiative among partners ESMAP/Lighting Global, GOGLA, Energising Development (EnDev), and the Clean Cook Alliance (CCA), is a platform for pooling knowledge, technical expertise, and funding for demand-side subsidies (DSS). This webinar series organized by the EUSL will guide us through the key elements of designing demand-side subsidies programmes to facilitate the implementation of overarching energy access strategies. Each webinar will be 75 minutes with the main objective to support in-depth dialogue and discussion around lessons learned, challenges, and ‘how to’.
The third webinar focuses on various methods of delivering subsidies & verification methods. Delivery may be through companies, vouchers, automatic deposit, via results-based financing (RBF), or with concessional consumer finance. Subsequently, we will consider how verification methods can best support the goal of the subsidy program and measure results. We will discuss how best to monitor DSS to ensure they are being properly translated into lower prices for the beneficiary and reach the intended target group.
Key questions that will be discussed include: What are the advantages and disadvantages of various delivery models? What should be considered when selecting an appropriate delivery channel? How should the subsidy disbursement be structured to ensure optimal uptake? What (digital) verification methods exist and when can / should they be used? How can verification cost, time and effectiveness be balanced to ensure optimal implementation and use of public funds? This webinar, moderated by GOGLA, will engage in discussion around the benefits, challenges, and insights of various delivery and verification approaches, and will showcase the experience of relevant practitioners.
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