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

RegionMiddle East and North Africa
Population 23,852,409
GDP per capita (USD) $ 1,494.43
Income per day (USD) $ 4.09
Urban Population33%
Rural Population67%
Average Household Size7


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking33%
Number of people affected by HAP7,871,295
Number of households affected by HAP1,174,820
Number of deaths per year from HAP 7,695
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 2,163
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels52.7%
Population using wood for cooking12.1%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking12.1%
Population using coal for cooking12.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking3.4%
Population using gas for cooking58.9%
Population using electricity for cooking0.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.9%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water55%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation53%
Diarrhea deaths per year14,700
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution1,100
Deaths per year from malaria1,000
Deaths per year from tuberculosis2,200
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS200
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*34


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*129
Starting business score109
Getting credit score167
Protecting investors score137
Trading across borders score127


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*0.1951
Educational attainment score*0.6567
Health and survival*0.9727
Political empowerment score*0.0165
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women49%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions2.96