Global LPG Partnership

Global LPG Partnership

  • Overview


    Global LPG Partnership: Accelerate transition to LPG for cooking by engaging public and private sectors in holistic policy, investment and end-user engagement.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2013 – Health and Economic Development Investment Case made for transition to LPG for cooking

    • 2015 – 3-5 new countries implementing policy, regulatory and investment frameworks to support LPG expansion for cooking

    • 2018 – At least 50 million people transitioning to LPG usage for cooking

    • 2018 – >$500 million of new capital investment in LPG infrastructure and distribution systems

    • 2018 – $250-500 million of consumer financing to address first cost barriers to LPG usage

    • 2018 – 18 million tonnes/year of wood (Forest) preserved

    • Supporting resources

      The Global LPG Partnership concept was generated by ETG, a company involved in the global LPG/LNG industry. In consultation with other industry players and the World LPG Assoc, representatives of national governments, local LPG businesses, and the global health community, among others, a global public-private partnership was created in order to address the ecosystem of policy and investment requirements necessary to create a reliable and safe LPG supply chain in developing country markets and meet universal access to clean cooking solutions.
      The Global LPG Partnership strategy is to implement a multi-phase process in an initial 4-5 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Implementation will result in the launch of an initial $250 million commercial equity fund for LPG infrastructure and distributions investments, to be supplemented by up to $250 million of commercial debt. Joined by a $250 million concessional fund for consumer first cost finance and local retail distribution, this level of investment will transition ~70 million people to LPG for cooking, produce more than 150,000 new jobs and offset nearly 2% per year of Africa’s forest biomass, on average. Accompanied by a knowledge management and advocacy effort, the Partnership will position itself for expansion into additional countries beginning in year 3 of its efforts.

      Governmental and multi-lateral partners will engage on the policy and regulatory environments, as well co-invest in required infrastructure and concessional finance for consumers and local LPG distributors. The private sector parties will play key roles in investment, capacity building and implementation. This partnership will produce significant health, economic development and environmental benefits to partner countries and their energy poor, while creating market environs that will allow commercial returns on private capital.

      Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
      Issue areas
      Anti-Corruption; Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Women's Empowerment; Youth
      Sustainable Energy for All (SEFA) objectives addressed
      Access to Energy; Energy Efficiency
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Accounting and management services; Alternative energy; Electronic & electrical equipment; Financial services; Forestry & paper; Gas, water & multiutilities; Health care equipment & services; Industrial transportation; Oil & gas producers; Oil equipment, services & distribution; Real estate investment & services; Technology hardware & equipment
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented
      Cameroon; Ghana; Kenya; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania


      Open to additional partners

      This commitment is open to additional partners. Please contact to indicate your interest.

      Names of committing organisations Names of additional partners

      Governments of Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; OPEC Fund for International Development (Under Discussion); World Bank; New Ventures Fund

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.