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

RegionEast Asia and Pacific
GDP per capita (USD)$3,154,51
Income per day (USD)$8.64
Urban Population23%
Rural Population77%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking42%
Number of people affected by HAP43,426
Number of households affected by HAP9,543
Number of deaths per year from HAP51
Number of child deaths per year from HAP1
Urban population using solid fuels
Rural population using solid fuels
Population using wood for cooking41.50%
Population using dung for cooking
Population using charcoal for cooking
Population using coal for cooking
Population using kerosene for cooking44.10%
Population using gas for cooking3.60%
Population using electricity for cooking10.60%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.20%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water89%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation55%
Diarrhea deaths per year<100
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution
Deaths per year from malaria0
Deaths per year from tuberculosis0
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS0
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength score
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unions
Ease of doing business score*140
Starting business score
Getting credit score126
Protecting investors score174
Trading across borders score106


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*
Educational attainment score*
Health and survival*
Political empowerment score*
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions0.4