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

RegionEast Asia and Pacific
CountryPapua New Guinea
Population 7,167,010
GDP per capita (USD) $ 2,184.16
Income per day (USD) $ 5.98
Urban Population13%
Rural Population87%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking70%
Number of people affected by HAP5,016,907
Number of households affected by HAP1,102,466
Number of deaths per year from HAP 3,487
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 1,255
Urban population using solid fuelsno data
Rural population using solid fuelsno data
Population using wood for cooking87.0%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking7.0%
Population using gas for cooking3.0%
Population using electricity for cooking3.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.0%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water40%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation19%
Diarrhea deaths per year2,800
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollutionno data
Deaths per year from malaria2,800
Deaths per year from tuberculosis2,600
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS600
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*16


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength scoreno data
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unions7.00%
Ease of doing business score*108
Starting business score92
Getting credit score82
Protecting investors score67
Trading across borders score132


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 women59%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions0.81