There are multiple factors that determine the health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts from cooking on a country’s inhabitants. While some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide a snapshot of a range of factors including: overview of access to clean cookstoves and fuels, demographic and household data, adoption indicators, economic statistics, and other pertinent health and gender resources.

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General Info

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
Population 717,503
GDP per capita (USD) $ 830.52
Income per day (USD) $ 2.28
Urban Population28%
Rural Population72%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking71%
Number of people affected by HAP509,427
Number of households affected by HAP108,074
Number of deaths per year from HAP 382
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 120
Urban population using solid fuels44.4%
Rural population using solid fuels89.8%
Population using wood for cooking74.6%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.7%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking22.1%
Population using gas for cooking2.3%
Population using electricity for cooking0.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.2%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water0%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation0%
Diarrhea deaths per year300
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution <100
Deaths per year from malaria300
Deaths per year from tuberculosis100
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS0
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*30


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength scoreno data
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unionsno data
Ease of doing business score*160
Starting business score173
Getting credit score154
Protecting investors score137
Trading across borders score147


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*no data
Educational attainment score*no data
Health and survival*no data
Political empowerment score*no data
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women71%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerationsbiodiversity hotspot
Carbon dioxide emissions0.04