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 2,003,910
GDP per capita (USD) $ 7,238.02
Income per day (USD) $ 19.83
Urban Population62%
Rural Population38%
Average Household Size4


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking37%
Number of people affected by HAP741,447
Number of households affected by HAP176,535
Number of deaths per year from HAP 311
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 27
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels52.7%
Population using wood for cooking43.4%
Population using dung for cooking0.1%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking3.3%
Population using gas for cooking45.8%
Population using electricity for cooking7.2%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.1%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water97%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation64%
Diarrhea deaths per year900
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution <10
Deaths per year from malaria0
Deaths per year from tuberculosis700
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS15,000
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*64


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength score3.54
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unionsno data
Ease of doing business score*65
Starting business score95
Getting credit score71
Protecting investors score51
Trading across borders score145


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*0.7359
Educational attainment score*1
Health and survival*0.9549
Political empowerment score*0.0597
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women86%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems#6 for fuelwood use
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions10.81