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Helping Markets to Operate Efficiently

Building better market information, tools, and infrastructure to improve decision-making, reduce transaction costs, and increase productivity for investors, outcome buyers, and funders.

Curated market intelligence and data

Reducing transaction costs by making it easier to access insights, evidence and research. 

CCA is responsible for the following research: 

  • Outcome Buyers Landscape insights​: Outlining buyer decision journeys, mapping stakeholders in the outcome buyer landscape, and documenting the social value of externalities from transitioning to cleaner fuels and appliances. 
  • Outcome Sellers Landscape Insights​: Establishing a clear strategy to improve the capacity of outcome sellers through program support activities. 
  • Landscape Research on Responsible Carbon Finance: Creating rules and standards among carbon and clean cooking market players. (See the request for proposals here.)
  • Industry Snapshot: Informing stakeholders on the latest aggregate trends relating to carbon revenues in clean cooking, alongside other macro trends. (Read the reports from 2019, 2021, and 2022.)
  • Clean Cooking RBF Key Design Principles​: Compiling a collection of case studies to document lessons that have emerged from early RBF programs and assist with the design of future clean cooking RBFs. 

More generally, CCA can quickly mobilize to conduct tailor-made research and produce bespoke insights for stakeholders. 


Market-facing tools

Increasing productivity for stakeholders through platforms, toolkits, and challenges.

CCA is shaping the following tools: 

  • Digital Innovation Challenge: Stimulating the discovery of innovative digital solutions in at least three countries in Africa and Asia. The challenge is co-designed with the UN Capital Development Fund and seeks to increase the accuracy and transparency of clean cooking impacts through digital innovation, as well as reducing the costs associated with access to finance. 
  • Unit Economics Framework​: Generating a toolkit to model unit costs and revenues for different fuel archetypes, support RBF design, and enable benchmarking of clean cooking companies. 
  • Digital Investor and Funder Platform: Stimulating and supporting investor, donor, and outcome buyer interest in clean cooking. The platform will share aggregated investment data, as well as knowledge and resources on ventures and countries that investors and funders are interested in.  
  • RBF Digital Platform: Making it easier for RBF practitioners and other stakeholders to get a more detailed understanding of the landscape of RBFs in the clean cooking sector. 
  • Self-assessment tool: Promoting consumer protection principles for clean cooking markets.