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
CountryGabon
Population 1,632,572
GDP per capita (USD) $ 11,256.52
Income per day (USD) $ 30.84
Urban Population86%
Rural Population14%
Average Household Size5

Health

Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking21%
Number of people affected by HAP342,840
Number of households affected by HAP69,749
Number of deaths per year from HAP 467
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 60
Urban population using solid fuels14.9%
Rural population using solid fuels76.0%
Population using wood for cooking26.8%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking68.3%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking4.9%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water88%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation33%
Diarrhea deaths per year400
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollutionno data
Deaths per year from malaria800
Deaths per year from tuberculosis500
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS2,700
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*7

Business/Market

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*169
Starting business score157
Getting credit score105
Protecting investors score156
Trading across borders score133

Gender

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 women86%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions12.12

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