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
CountrySri Lanka
Population 20,328,000
GDP per capita (USD) $ 2,923.21
Income per day (USD) $ 8.01
Urban Population15%
Rural Population85%
Average Household Size4


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking74%
Number of people affected by HAP15,042,720
Number of households affected by HAP3,958,611
Number of deaths per year from HAP 17,206
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 95
Urban population using solid fuels31.7%
Rural population using solid fuels81.3%
Population using wood for cooking79.5%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking2.4%
Population using gas for cooking17.1%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.0%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water93%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation91%
Diarrhea deaths per year800
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution1,000
Deaths per year from malaria0
Deaths per year from tuberculosis1,700
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS100
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*65


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength score3.82
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unions6.26%
Ease of doing business score*83
Starting business score47
Getting credit score71
Protecting investors score51
Trading across borders score54


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*0.6008
Educational attainment score*0.9926
Health and survival*0.9796
Political empowerment score*0.4103
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women90%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions0.46