Expansion of LPG access at scale is very sensitive to the policy, regulatory and legal environment established and enforced by national government and its institutions. Government is therefore a vital, overt stakeholder regarding LPG ecosystem development.
Government capacity and / or knowledge in countries with very low levels of LPG access must address barriers to LPG expansion at scale. This may require outside help, such as the provision of information about best practice and how to adapt those practices to local conditions.
Existing LPG infrastructure and solutions can be both starting points for, and impediments to, large-scale expansion of LPG access. A key evaluation step is to distinguish the starting points from the impediments. This is best done as part of a national multi-stakeholder planning process.
Local stakeholder participation in solution definition, development, implementation and financing is both critical to success - as suggested below - and often mandated by the host government.