GACC Mechanisms for Efficacy

The document “Mechanisms for Evaluating and Achieving Efficacy of Household Energy interventions” from

is asking very pertinent questions that the CSI team in Indonesia has been grappling with, and I think making very good progress. I recommend everyone read and ponder the past portion, at least:

  1. The plan that is developed will have to be implementable, technically feasible, cost-effective, repeatable, and supported by multiple stakeholders. Will we have capacity to do conduct and enforce testing according to any requirements that are set?
  2. To implement any proposed plan, are there additional requirements beyond protocols, standards, indicators, tiers, and best practices? For example, do we need a serial numbering system? What are the data sharing needs?
  3. Stove usage and stacking is a particularly challenging issue to address. What aspects can be addressed through standards versus using feedback from customer purchase decisions? Does the mechanism change depending on whether stoves are subsidized or not?
  4. What are the short-term practical mechanisms, and what are the long-term implementable mechanisms? How can we plan to move from the short-term to a sustainable long-term solution?

They are correctly identified as ‘over-arching questions’. There are other questions in the rest of the text that will be of great interest to testers and developers.