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
CountrySolomon Islands
Population 549,598
GDP per capita (USD) $ 1,834.84
Income per day (USD) $ 5.03
Urban Population21%
Rural Population79%
Average Household Size6


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking92%
Number of people affected by HAP505,630
Number of households affected by HAP80,259
Number of deaths per year from HAP 409
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 28
Urban population using solid fuels60.0%
Rural population using solid fuels>95%
Population using wood for cooking1.8%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking88.1%
Population using coal for cooking2.4%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking7.1%
Population using electricity for cooking0.3%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.3%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water79%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation29%
Diarrhea deaths per year100
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollutionno data
Deaths per year from malaria100
Deaths per year from tuberculosis100
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS0
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*31


Existence and success of businesses/social enterprisesmedium
Infrasturcture strength scoreno data
Prevailance of lending institutions12
Number of borrowers44,000
Penetration of credit unions1.62%
Ease of doing business score*92
Starting business score76
Getting credit score82
Protecting investors score51
Trading across borders score77


Existence and success of businesses/social enterprisesmedium
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 women0%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterprisesmedium
Environmental problemsdeforestation
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions0.77