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
CountryBurkina Faso
Population 16,460,141
GDP per capita (USD) $ 634.32
Income per day (USD) $ 1.74
Urban Population27%
Rural Population73%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking95%
Number of people affected by HAP15,637,134
Number of households affected by HAP2,918,460
Number of deaths per year from HAP 16,038
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 11,824
Urban population using solid fuels81.8%
Rural population using solid fuels99.2%
Population using wood for cooking88.5%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking4.3%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.4%
Population using gas for cooking6.3%
Population using electricity for cooking0.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.4%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water80%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation18%
Diarrhea deaths per year23,900
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution1,200
Deaths per year from malaria24,800
Deaths per year from tuberculosis6,300
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS8,900
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*65


Existence and success of businesses/social enterprisesmedium
Infrasturcture strength score2.13
Prevailance of lending institutions15
Number of borrowers336,000
Penetration of credit unions18.77%
Ease of doing business score*154
Starting business score120
Getting credit score126
Protecting investors score147
Trading across borders score175


Existence and success of businesses/social enterprisesmedium
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*0.6383
Educational attainment score*0.7485
Health and survival*0.9685
Political empowerment score*0.1098
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women0%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterprisesmedium
Environmental problemsdeforestation, desertification, water shortages, endangered species
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions0.11