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

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CountryCape Verde
Population 494,401
GDP per capita (USD) $ 3,695.42
Income per day (USD) $ 10.12
Urban Population63%
Rural Population37%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking31%
Number of people affected by HAP153,264
Number of households affected by HAP33,318
Number of deaths per year from HAP 133
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 5
Urban population using solid fuels11.9%
Rural population using solid fuels72.5%
Population using wood for cooking35.1%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking62.5%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.4%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water89%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation63%
Diarrhea deaths per year100
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution <10
Deaths per year from malaria0
Deaths per year from tuberculosis200
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS0
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength score2.81
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unionsno data
Ease of doing business score*128
Starting business score129
Getting credit score105
Protecting investors score137
Trading across borders score94


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 women80%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions0.57