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
CountryVanuatu
Population 247,262
GDP per capita (USD) $ 3,183.16
Income per day (USD) $ 8.72
Urban Population25%
Rural Population75%
Average Household Size5

Health

Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking85%
Number of people affected by HAP210,173
Number of households affected by HAP46,185
Number of deaths per year from HAP 187
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 15
Urban population using solid fuels52.6%
Rural population using solid fuels>95%
Population using wood for cooking84.5%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.5%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking1.4%
Population using gas for cooking12.2%
Population using electricity for cooking0.9%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.5%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water91%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation58%
Diarrhea deaths per year <100
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollutionno data
Deaths per year from malaria0
Deaths per year from tuberculosis0
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS0
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*14

Business/Market

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*78
Starting business score118
Getting credit score82
Protecting investors score80
Trading across borders score119

Gender

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 women82%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions1.00

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