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

RegionSouth Asia
Population 338,442
GDP per capita (USD) $ 6,566.65
Income per day (USD) $ 17.99
Urban Population42%
Rural Population58%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking7%
Number of people affected by HAP23,691
Number of households affected by HAP4,371
Number of deaths per year from HAP 15
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 1
Urban population using solid fuelsno data
Rural population using solid fuelsno data
Population using wood for cooking13.6%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking4.4%
Population using gas for cooking76.8%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking5.2%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water99%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation98%
Diarrhea deaths per year <100
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution <100
Deaths per year from malaria0
Deaths per year from tuberculosis0
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS100
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*28


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*81
Starting business score63
Getting credit score105
Protecting investors score80
Trading across borders score139


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*0.5907
Educational attainment score*0.9896
Health and survival*0.9612
Political empowerment score*0.0392
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 emissions2.34