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
CountryCongo, Republic
Population 4,337,051
GDP per capita (USD) $ 3,153.74
Income per day (USD) $ 8.64
Urban Population64%
Rural Population36%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking76%
Number of people affected by HAP3,296,159
Number of households affected by HAP670,583
Number of deaths per year from HAP 2,807
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 572
Urban population using solid fuels77.1%
Rural population using solid fuels>95%
Population using wood for cooking50.6%
Population using dung for cooking0.7%
Population using charcoal for cooking30.7%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking5.5%
Population using gas for cooking8.7%
Population using electricity for cooking2.8%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.0%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water72%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation18%
Diarrhea deaths per year1,500
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution500
Deaths per year from malaria4,600
Deaths per year from tuberculosis1,900
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS7,800
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*57


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*186
Starting business score183
Getting credit score105
Protecting investors score156
Trading across borders score183


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 women0%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions1.34