The Alliance works to produce a range of high-quality resources...

research reports, market assessments, customer segmentation and adoption studies, issue briefs, and fact sheets – on various aspects of the clean cooking sector, which may be found below. We also are pleased to feature selected reports and market studies produced by Alliance partners.

To submit a report for inclusion in the Alliance database, or to request a complimentary hard copy of one of the Alliance’s publications, please contact us at knowledge@cleancookstoves.org.

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Global
May 05, 2015
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods, Women/Gender
Country: Bangladesh, India, Nepal

In South Asia, women play a significant and dominant role within the household cooking sector. Generally women do most of the cooking and, therefore, are disproportionately affected by household air pollution (HAP) caused by the inefficient burning of solid biomass cooking fuels. They are also required to spend a significant amount of time and effort collecting the traditionally used biomass fu... more

May 04, 2015
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Stoves
Country: Kenya
In this study, we examine the relative impacts of engaging women entrepreneurs in the clean cooking value chain and its association with overall improved cookstove (ICS) sales and adoption. The overall objectives were to understand the impacts that women can have on sales of ICS when engaged as entrepreneurs and to compare the relative business capacities of newly trained male and female entrepren... more
Apr 08, 2015
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Women/Gender
Global
This fact sheet provides a statistical snapshot on access to improved cookstoves and fuels and its impact on women’s safety in crisis settings. The Alliance conducted a desk review of 42 reports and evaluations, and the most compelling data has been condensed into talking points and data. This quantitative summary is meant to inform advocacy efforts, enhance funding proposals, and provide a genera... more
Apr 08, 2015
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Women/Gender
Global
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Alliance’s specific gender strategy for increasing the role of women in the clean cookstoves and fuels sector and for addressing gender issues to scale adoption.
Apr 07, 2015
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Health
Global
Apr 07, 2015
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Health
Global
Apr 06, 2015
Type: Journal Article
Topic: Fuels, Women/Gender
Country: South Sudan

Unasylva 243/244, Vol. 66, 2015/1–2
An international journal of forestry and forest industries

Short abstract: The example of South Sudan, with its millions of displaced people, exposes the pressing need for sustainable supplies of woodfuel and efficient cooking technologies in the wake of emergencies, to ensure not only food security, health and safety but also en... more

Mar 05, 2015
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Livelihoods, Women/Gender
Global
The Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook provides six days of business skills, empowerment, and leadership training curricula and tools that can be implemented to better support the women sales agents and entrepreneurs with whom you work. Thoughtful planning and preparation by organizers is required in order to successfully implement this training. Trainers and implementing organizations shoul... more
Mar 01, 2015
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels
Global
Across large parts of the world, woodfuel remains a primary source of energy, relied on by more than a third of the global population for their cooking and heating needs. Collectively, households in the developing world consume approximately 1.5 billion tonnes of woodfuel annually, leading to emissions of roughly 0.8 GtCO2 per year, equivalent to 2% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While ... more
Feb 19, 2015
Type: Journal Article
Topic: Adoption, Carbon Finance, Environment/Climate, Fuels
Global
ABSTRACT: Over half of all wood harvested worldwide is used as fuel, supplying ~9% of global primary energy. By depleting stocks of woody biomass, unsustainable harvesting can contribute to forest degradation, deforestation and climate change. However, past efforts to quantify woodfuel sustainability failed to provide credible results. We present a spatially explicit assessment of pan-tropical woo... more
Feb 01, 2015
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Stoves
Global

This business toolkit comprises of 9 separate modules which together combine to make complete business plan for an improved cook stove (ICS) for last mile entrepreneurs.

Goals of the toolkit: To increase the number of SMEs engaging in profitable ICS businesses. This will in due course increase the usage of ICS at the households and institutional levels.

Jan 19, 2015
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global
Alliance-financed Yale University study published in the journal NATURE Climate Change: "Over half of all wood harvested worldwide is used as fuel, supplying ~9% of global primary energy. By depleting stocks of woody biomass, unsustainable harvesting can contribute to forest degradation, deforestation and climate change."
Dec 20, 2014
Type:
Topic: Women/Gender
Global
Abstract: Women are critical players in the adoption and scale of clean cooking solutions. Barriers to adoption of cleaner cooking solutions start within the home and with the cooks. Without engaging the women who are responsible for cooking in the design and dissemination of clean cookstoves and fuels, efforts will fall flat. As partners, women should be encouraged to lead efforts that seek to de... more
Dec 17, 2014
Type:
Topic: Health
Global
Since 2000, Shell Foundation has worked with over 100 organisations and deployed $74 million to develop disruptive “decentralised” technologies and business solutions to provide safe, affordable and reliable power to people in under-served areas. This work has supported breakthrough innovators in new markets such as affordable solar power, clean cooking solutions, renewable power from agricultural... more
Dec 02, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
On November 20-21, 2014, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves convened more than 400 world leaders and global influencers for the inaugural Cookstoves Future Summit. At the event, the international community declared its intent to further catalyze the market for clean cooking solutions and formally reaffirmed its commitment to support the Alliance in its goal to save lives, improve livelihoods... more
Dec 01, 2014
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Livelihoods
Global

SUMMARY: Since 2000, Shell Foundation has worked with over 100 organisations and deployed $74 million to develop disruptive “decentralised” technologies and business solutions to provide safe, affordable and reliable power to people in under-served areas. This work has supported breakthrough innovators in new markets such as affordable solar power, clean cooking solutions, renewable power from ... more

Nov 20, 2014
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Market Assessments
Global

In 2013, the Alliance published our Partner Country Toolkit, which describes a ten-step process to further develop the improved cookstoves and fuels markets in our partner countries. This guide builds on the partner toolkit and expands on Step 6: Drive Investment and Scale Enterprises to Meet Consumer Need. The toolkit describes the Alliance’s approach to enterprise development in four sections... more

Nov 19, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Global
Extended version (135 pages): This Roadmap suggests a path forward for the Alliance and the sector in Phase 2 to achieve a goal of 60m households adopting cleaner and more efficient cooking solutions by 2017. This is a living document. While this reflects our lessons learned in Phase 1 and the input of partners, we continue to welcome further comments to strengthen our collective approach. The All... more
Nov 19, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
Executive Summary: This Roadmap suggests a path forward for the Alliance and the sector in Phase 2 to achieve a goal of 60m households adopting cleaner and more efficient cooking solutions by 2017. This is a living document. While this reflects our lessons learned in Phase 1 and the input of partners, we continue to welcome further comments to strengthen our collective approach. The Alliance envis... more
Nov 01, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels
Global
The use of woodfuel for cooking and heating is a vital source of energy for an estimated two and a half billion people in developing countries.1 It has also become an increasingly discussed topic in climate change mitigation, both within the international climate change negotiations on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), and within the private... more
Oct 29, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
The Alliance Phase I Report: Fueling Markets, Catalyzing Action, Changing Lives provides a comprehensive overview of the Alliance’s achievements from 2010-2014, a period that represents Phase I of its strategic business plan. The report charts the growth of the Alliance’s global suite of partners from 19 to 1,000 members, and outlines the strategies and tactics that have helped accelerate the mark... more
Oct 21, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption, Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
The Alliance's annual results reporting process is designed to provide a better understanding of the annual activities of the Alliance and its partners, with a focus on global progress towards the adoption of cleaner, more efficient cooking technologies and fuels. The 2013 Results Report: Sharing Partner Progress on the Path to Adoption of Clean Cooking Solutions is the second in a series of annua... more
Oct 21, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
The Alliance's annual results reporting process is designed to provide a better understanding of the annual activities of the Alliance and its partners, with a focus on global progress towards the adoption of cleaner, more efficient cooking technologies and fuels. The 2013 Results Report: Sharing Partner Progress on the Path to Adoption of Clean Cooking Solutions is the second in a series of annu... more
Oct 20, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: China
This report presents the results of a systematic review of Chinese language literature regarding the key enablers and barriers influencing the adoption of improved stoves and clean fuels. A recent review commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and registered with the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) at the Universi... more
Oct 01, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Kenya
This report summarizes a consumer segmentation and preference study of the Kenyan clean cookstoves and fuels market commissioned by the Alliance. The consumer segments examined in the study were identified by an earlier high level segmentation study that identified them as having the greatest potential to purchase and adopt clean cookstoves and fuels in Kenya. The goal of this phase of the study w... more
Oct 01, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Kenya
This report summarizes a consumer segmentation and preference study of the Kenyan clean cookstoves and fuels market commissioned by the Alliance. The consumer segments examined in the study were identified by an earlier high level segmentation study that identified them as having the greatest potential to purchase and adopt clean cookstoves and fuels in Kenya. The goal of this phase of the study... more
Jul 08, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: United States
How do solar cooking households compare with the average household in the U.S.? The answer will be significant for solar cooker development and marketing plans, and utility incentive acquisition programs. To date, no work has been published which presents these comparisons. To take the first step, a survey was conducted interviewing U.S. solar cooks about their cooking habits during the summer ... more
Jul 08, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: United States
Thermal solar cookers have been used in sunny United States (U.S.) locations to cook food to reduce energy consumption, to save money, and to “go off-the-grid.” The 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (2009 RECS) data indicates that cooking represents approximately 7% of the total electrical consumption in U.S. households. A significant portion of that energy can be saved by solar cooking... more
Jun 16, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
La Alianza Global por las cocinas limpias (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves en inglés) ha identificado la necesidad de desarrollar una serie de herramientas para medir los resultados de los programas de implementación de estufas (cocinas) limpias, basada en la perspectiva de los usuarios de estas estufas. Esta guía pretende enseñar cómo evaluar la adopción y el impacto que han tenido las estuf... more
Jun 16, 2014
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption
Global
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has identified the need to develop a set of tools to measure the results of clean cookstove implementation programs, based on a users’ perspective approach. This guide is intended to show how to evaluate the adoption and the impact of a clean cookstove in terms of the benefits perceived by the users of these technologies and is meant for a wide-variety of s... more
Jun 01, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global
This report outlines research that SNV undertook to examine the wood-fuel value chain and to identify key issues that preclude wood-fuel from being used sustainably. Based on this, SNV developed an approach that can help policy makers and practitioners to better understand the wood-fuel value chain and to target interventions in ways that contribute to reducing forest degradation and improve the l... more
May 13, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
On May 13th, 2014, the Alliance brought together researchers from various academic institutions and countries in the fields of child health and environmental science and experience in clean cookstoves and/or child survival to discuss the past, present and future of research efforts on child survival and clean cooking (see Appendix 1 for a listing of participants). The purpose of this meeting was t... more
May 12, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Global
May 01, 2014
Type: Country Action Plan
Topic: Adoption
Country: Guatemala
With the aim of removing barriers to the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels at scale in Guatemala, the Country Action Plan (CAP) helps to organize information and identify activities relevant to all stakeholders in the sector (manufacturers, implementers, government, universities, and donors). It was prepared with support from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and contributions from sec... more
May 01, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation
Country: Guatemala
The annexes of the Guatemala Country Action Plan include: Annex 1: Sector Mapping ; Annex 2: Non-Governmental Stakeholders; Annex 3: Members of the Wood and Energy Inter-institutional Roundtable; Annex 4: Cookstoves available in Guatemala; Annex 5: Indicators for Measuring Progress of CAP Interventions.
May 01, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Country: Guatemala
Con el objetivo de levantar las barreras que impiden la adopción de estufas y combustibles limpios a gran escala en Guatemala, el Plan de Acción Nacional para estufas y combustibles limpios contribuye a organizar la información e identificar las actividades relevantes para todos los actores del sector (fabricantes, implementadores, gobierno, universidades y donantes). Se preparó con el apoyo de la... more
May 01, 2014
Type: Country Action Plan
Topic: Adoption
Country: Guatemala
Los anexos del Plan de Acción de Nacional de Guatemala incluyen: Anexo 1: Situación del sector; Anexo 2: Actores no gubernamentales; Anexo 3: Miembros de la Mesa Intersectorial de Uso Sostenible de la Leña; Anexo 4: Estufas disponibles en Guatemala; Anexo 5: Indicadores de seguimiento de las intervenciones del Plan de Acción.
Apr 22, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Stoves
Country: India
GIZ under the Indo-German Energy Programme, and in close cooperation with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), explored cooking patterns and consumer preferences for improved cookstoves (ICS) in the three Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. GIZ developed a methodology to measure stove preferences and acceptance and applied it in 180 households. The methodology inclu... more
Apr 08, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Ghana
This document summarizes a consumer segmentation and preference study of the Ghanaian clean cookstoves and fuels market commissioned by the Alliance. Key research objectives included: 1. identify the 3 consumer segments with the greatest potential to reach scale for clean cook stove and fuel adoption in Ghana and 2. better understand the needs of users and to reveal the market triggers that can fa... more
Apr 08, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Ghana
This report summarizes a consumer segmentation and preference study of the Ghanaian clean cookstoves and fuels market commissioned by the Alliance. Key research objectives included: 1. identify the 3 consumer segments with the greatest potential to reach scale for clean cook stove and fuel adoption in Ghana and 2. better understand the needs of users and to reveal the market triggers that can f... more
Apr 04, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global
Feb 05, 2014
Type: Journal Article
Topic: Fuels, Health, Women/Gender
Country: Bolivia
Journal of Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health: The use of biomass fuels as a primary fuel source is widespread and is linked to significant health effects. High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular effects including myocardial infarction and stroke. Few studies evaluating the health effects of household air pollution have included blood pressure measurements. This study evaluated th... more
Feb 04, 2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Kenya
Kenya is a catalytic force in the global clean cooking sector’s efforts to ensure that cooking does not kill. From supporting new cookstove standards to participating in groundbreaking research to hosting entrepreneurs who are meeting market needs and improving livelihoods, the public and private sectors in Kenya are critical to the achievement of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ mission ... more
Dec 01, 2013
Type: Country Action Plan
Topic: Adoption
Country: Kenya
The Kenya Country Action Plan (CAP) outlines the results of a process facilitated by the Country Coordinating Partners (GIZ & SNV) and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, where Kenyan stakeholders identified the major barriers to widespread adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in Kenya, the desired outcomes, and the intervention options and mechanisms necessary to effectively overcome the ... more
Nov 20, 2013
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Kenya
This report details the phase one findings of a study commissioned by the Alliance to identify the main consumer segments in Kenya and examine those with the greatest potential to

reach large scale clean cook stove and fuel adoption. The objective of the first phase of the study was to closely examine the top five most promising consumer segments to understand their current relationship to impr... more

Nov 01, 2013
Type: Country Action Plan
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Bangladesh
Bangladesh Country Action Plan for Clean Cookstoves (CAP) defines what is needed to kick-start and develop the Bangladesh clean cookstove market. The CAP makes the case for taking immediate action towards achieving the goal of 100% clean cooking solutions by 2030.

It identifies key barriers to the large scale adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels, the desired outcomes if these barriers are remo... more

Oct 11, 2013
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Global
Results from the Bonn International Cooking Energy Forum 26–28 June 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Women/Gender
Global
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves recognizes that women have critical roles to play across the entire clean cooking value chain, and has explicitly prioritized women in their mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cookstoves and fuels. This Report Guide outlines common challenges and best practice... more
Sep 25, 2013
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This report tracks partners’ global progress in 2012 toward their shared adoption goal, building on previous years’ results reporting conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA). This year, as part of its commitment to monitoring and evaluation, the Alliance assumed lead responsibility for annual results reporting. In ... more
Sep 25, 2013
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
FULL REPORT: This report tracks partners’ global progress in 2012 toward their shared adoption goal, building on previous years’ results reporting conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA). This year, as part of its commitment to monitoring and evaluation, the Alliance assumed lead responsibility for annual results reporting. In doing ... more
Sep 21, 2013
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
El humo de las estufas tradicionales y fogatas ha sido un asesino silencioso en los países en desarrollo durante mucho tiempo. A pesar de que hay signos importantes de que el sector está en un momento clave, se requiere una estrategia conjunta y coordinada para desarrollar un mercado próspero de estufas y combustibles limpios para maximizar estas oportunidades y transformar el sector. La Alianza G... more
Aug 28, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Fuels
Country: Kenya
This report details the findings of a study commissioned by the Alliance and the Global LPG Partnership to assess the opportunities for LPG to be scaled up as a clean cooking fuel in Kenya. The two main areas of analysis in the study are: Demand Assessment: Understand baseline LPG demand, demand drivers, market segmentation for LPG and forecast future demand accounting for different scenarios and... more
Aug 25, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Guatemala
Resumen ejecutivo: Se proponen tres ejes de acción. El punto de partida es la configuración de la base institucional y el conocimiento. A continuación, el reforzamiento de la cadena de valor de estufas (oferta / demanda), cubriendo las opciones de intervención relacionadas con la concientización, la certificación y la capacitación, los proyectos integrados, el uso de varios combustibles y d... more
Aug 01, 2013
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Bangladesh
This study uses qualitative and quantitative methods that draw from social marketing and social science to explore consumer perceptions of five of the most promising ICS potentially available for distribution in Bangladesh. The study complements other efforts by a range of stakeholders to strengthen market‐based approaches and consumer choice for improving household air quality and reducing the en... more
Jul 22, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Lao PDR
Jul 22, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Lao PDR
Jul 22, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Cambodia
Jul 22, 2013
Type: Research Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Cambodia is an agricultural country located in the Lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia. It shares land borders with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, and comprises an area of 181,035 km. Approximately 80 percent of the population lives in rural areas and 23 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. In rural areas, roughly 95 percent of households depend on biomass fuel for cooking which ... more
Jun 05, 2013
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Livelihoods
Global
Since its launch in 2010, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has made significant progress in its market-enabling activities, including research on the impacts of clean cookstoves and fuels on health, the environment, women’s empowerment, and livelihoods; the establishment of global standards for the sector; support for the enhancement of testing centers around the world; release of fund to ... more
Apr 26, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Fuels, Market Assessments, Stoves
Country: Ghana
With almost 22 million people reliant on solid fuels for cooking and a quickly growing improved cookstoves market, Ghana is well poised to move from improved efficiency cookstoves to clean cookstoves and from a relatively small percentage of the potential cookstove market to a much larger proportion in the next few years. Several factors position Ghana for success, including: an active in-country ... more
Mar 18, 2013
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Feb 21, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Stoves
Country: India
Oct 29, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Global
Alliance will develop a comprehensive vision and strategy to address household cooking energy issues at scale. It will also work to ensure a community of aligned and cohesive stakeholders whose actions will enable markets globally and in priority countries.

Alliance will enable markets through a combination of global, public good interventions (research, standards, testing, raising awa... more

Oct 18, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation, Testing
Global
Across the sector, there has been widespread consensus on the need for a comprehensive and transparent understanding of how current technologies and fuels perform in the laboratory and field. Building from this aspiration and several recommendations from the Alliance working group process (Standards and Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Climate, and Carbon Finance), the Alliance has released a ... more
Oct 11, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Bangladesh
Oct 11, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Bangladesh
Oct 11, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Livelihoods, Stoves
Country: Bangladesh
Oct 11, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Livelihoods, Stoves
Country: Bangladesh
Oct 11, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Bangladesh
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Peru
Las oportunidades básicas dentro del sector de estufas peruanas incrementan la concientización dentro de la población más extensa, promoviendo en el gobierno local que tome participación e incremente el enfoque en la sostenibilidad del proyecto, es decir, monitoreo y evaluación, mantenimiento, apoyo posterior a la implementación. Los programas de estufas deberían construirse en la fortaleza del se... more
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Peru
Actualmente, 34% de los hogares peruanos cocinan con queroseno o combustibles sólidos sin chimenea, por lo que sufren de contaminación del aire interior o del hogar (CAI). La Organización Mundial de la Salud estima que como resultado, mueren unas 1,500 personas. Aunque ahora el enfoque se basa en los beneficios de salud de las estufas mejoradas (ICS por sus siglas en inglés), el motivo principal e... more
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Colombia
El impacto significativo a la salud de contaminación del aire interior da la pauta para las intervenciones de estufas en Colombia. Ahora es un buen momento para actuar, pues el gobierno y varias ONG y empresas privadas empiezan proyectos que pudieran beneficiarse enormemente de las mejores prácticas internacionales. La Alianza puede contribuir principalmente al albergar un ambiente favorable en Co... more
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Colombia
Colombia es un país muy urbanizado pues un 75% de los 11.5 millones de viviendas se encuentran en las áreas urbanas. Su economía crece rápidamente y actualmente, es un país de ingresos superiores a los de nivel medio. Sin embargo, el crecimiento no está distribuido de forma equitativa, pues más del 45% de la población sigue viviendo debajo de la línea nacional de pobreza. El gobierno liberal ha a... more
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Peru
The Peruvian market is well established, with a well-coordinated national campaign bringing together all major implementers. Peru was also the first country to join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) Bi-Annual Forum was held in-country in 2011. In Peru, 34% of households currently cook with kerosene or solid fuels without a chimney, hence suffe... more
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Peru
The key opportunities within the Peruvian cookstove sector are increasing awareness within the wider population, encouraging local government to take ownership and increasing the focus on project sustainability e.g. monitoring and evaluation, maintenance, supporting post implementation. Cookstove programs should build on the strength of the sector to encourage private companies to address demand i... more
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Peru
34% of Peruvian households currently cook with kerosene or solid fuels without a chimney, and suffer from indoor air pollution (IAP). The World Health Organization estimates that 1,500 deaths are a result of this. While the focus is now on the health benefits of improved cookstoves (ICS), the original driver was deforestation. 60% of Peru is covered by rainforest – roughly 20% of the Amazon. Altho... more
Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Colombia
Colombia is very urbanized with 75% of the 11.5 million households living in urban areas. Its economy is growing rapidly and it is now an upper middle-income country. However, the growth is not evenly divided, and over 45% of the population still lives under the national poverty line. The liberal government has announced plans to combat this issue by adopting the National Development Plan 2011-201... more
Sep 28, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Mexico
This document summarizes the Mexican Cookstove and Fuels Market Assessment conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Sixteen assessments were conducted across the world as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance sector market intelligence and knowledge. They are intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector (b... more
Sep 28, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Mexico
Top government priorities such as eliminating extreme poverty, and reducing deforestation and carbon emissions have been the major drivers for cookstove programs in Mexico in recent years. Due to the country’s recent economic growth, funding has not been a limiting factor for cookstove programs and most improved cookstoves distributed have been fully subsidized. Households living in marginal or ve... more
Sep 28, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Mexico
Mexico, a 113 million person middle-income emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources and a number of strong industries, has positioned itself as a regional power. However, a significant part of the population (22%) has not received the benefits of the country’s recent economic growth and still lives in high and very high levels of marginality, mostly in rural areas. It is estima... more
Sep 24, 2012
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Global
Sep 12, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance, Market Assessments
Country: Ethiopia
The vast majority of Ethiopians have no access to modern energy sources. They cook on three stone fires, and light their houses with smoky kerosene lamps. The health posts they visit lack the equipment to perform reliable diagnosis and their children cannot do their homework in the evenings. The lack of access to energy impedes people’s chances to prosperity and
development. Energising Developm... more
Sep 12, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Kenya
EnDev Kenya has initiated a dynamic market for improved cooking devices with over 1.3 million disseminated stoves. This massive output remendously reduces health hazards and the pressure on forests. Forests are vital to Kenyan society. 77 percent of the country’s primary energy supply
is based on traditional biomass, mainly wood. Kenyan forests are also important groundwater distillation areas.... more
Sep 11, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: India
For people in developed countries, burning fuelwood in an open hearth evokes nostalgia and romance. But in developing countries, the harsh reality is that several billion people, mainly women and children, face long hours collecting fuelwood, which is burned inefficiently in traditional biomass stoves. Th e smoke emitted into their homes exposes them to pollution levels 10–20 times higher than the... more
Sep 04, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Global
Mar 01, 2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Madagascar
This study responds to a request by the Government of Madagascar to the World Bank for analytical support in the development of alternative clean household energy sources. Component A evaluates the effectiveness of three household energy interventions and in comparison to a control group in one highland location (Ambositra) and one coastal location (Vatomandry). Component B provides a broad-based ... more
Feb 01, 2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Madagascar
This study responds to a request by the Government of Madagascar to the World Bank for analytical support in the development of alternative clean household energy sources. Component A evaluates the effectiveness of three household energy interventions and in comparison to a control group in one highland location (Ambositra) and one coastal location (Vatomandry). Component B provides a broad-based ... more
Dec 03, 2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Madagascar
This study responds to a request by the Government of Madagascar to the World Bank for analytical support in the development of alternative clean household energy sources. Component A evaluates the effectiveness of three household energy interventions and in comparison to a control group in one highland location (Ambositra) and one coastal location (Vatomandry). Component B provides a broad-based ... more
2014
Type:
Topic: Stoves
Information for organizations planning to introduce solar cooking devices (along with biomass stoves and retained heat containers) in order to achieve maximum fuel savings and emissions reduction with clean cookstove projects in Africa.

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2013
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption, Market Assessments
Country: India
2013
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: India

Type: Research Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Global
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Standards
Country: Kenya
2014
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Ghana
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Global
2013
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global

Type: Research Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Global
2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Global

Type: Research Report
Topic: Women/Gender
Global
The report summarizes the findings of 18 research efforts commissioned specifically for this project across four categories of employment – entrepreneurship, farming, wage employment and young women’s employment. Some conducted new data analysis while others reviewed the existing evidence. The commissions analyzed effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the programs when this infor... more
2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Women/Gender
Global
2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Women/Gender
Global
2012
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Bangladesh
2013
Type: Research Report
Topic: Women/Gender
Global

Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global

Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Global

Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Adoption
Global
2013
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Global
During this past year the Alliance and our partners have made great strides in developing a market for clean cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 2012 annual results report shows a record number of clean cookstoves in the market, with 9.6 million clean cookstoves manufactured in the past year – a doubling of previous figures.

This market growth is particularly critical and timely given the grim sta... more


Type: Factsheet
Topic: Stoves
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Women/Gender
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Health
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global
The Impacts of Climate Change - Climate change is a critical challenge facing humanity. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, rising global temperatures will very likely increase the frequency and intensity of heat waves, droughts and heavy rainfall events, adversely affecting agriculture, forests, water resources, industry, human health and settlements. These events will imp... more

Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
Global

Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption
2011
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Global
The smoke from traditional stoves and campfires has been a silent murderer in developing countries for a long time. Although there are significant signs that the industry is at a key moment, a joint and coordinated strategy is required to develop a thriving market for stoves and clean to maximize these opportunities and transform the sector fuels. The Global Alliance for Clean Stoves has been at t... more

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Stoves
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Stoves
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Stoves
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Women/Gender
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Health
Global

Type: Factsheet
Topic: Stoves
Country: China

Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
Fortalecer la oferta de soluciones de cocción limpia a través del financiamiento de asistencia técnica para la expansión de empresas de estufas y combustibles limpios en toda la cadena de valor a fin de aumentar su capacidad para escalar, asegurar la viabilidad comercial y apalancar la inversión privada.

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Topic:
Global
En 2012, la Alianza creó el Fondo Spark, un servicio de subvenciones diseñado para reproducir la inversión en etapas iniciales. El objetivo de este servicio es financiar la generación y el crecimiento de la capacidad empresarial para ayudar a que las empresas logren la viabilidad comercial y amplíen su alcance.

Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Global
En 2012, la Alianza lanzó el Fondo para innovaciones piloto (Pilot Innovation Fund, PIF) con el fin de financiar la evidencia de las ideas de enfoques innovadores a lo largo de la cadena de valor diseñados para fortalecer la oferta y mejorar la demanda de estufas y combustibles limpios. A cambio del capital simiente para financiar y poner a prueba estas innovaciones, los beneficiaros deben documen... more

Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Global
La Alianza está trabajando con el Grupo Financiero para el Desarrollo de la Comunidad del Deutsche Bank (Deutsche Bank’s Community Development Finance Group) para estructurar un Fondo de capital circulante para cocción limpia renovable de US$ 4 millones (US$ 2 millones de capitalización inicial a través de subvenciones seguidos por US$ 2 millones de reposiciones subsiguientes del fondo). El fondo ... more

Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Global
A fin de aumentar la inversión para ampliar el sector de estufas limpias, la Alianza está trabajando para preparar el mercado para su expansión, apoyar el desarrollo de empresas comercialmente viables y redimensionable y despertar la concientización de la comunidad de inversores acerca de las oportunidades dentro del sector.
2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Guatemala
Rather than re-inventing the wheel, this market assessment consolidates the understanding of the sector by building on existing knowledge and by adding well-focused analysis in order to describe the favorable and limiting factors of the development of a market for cookstoves in Guatemala.
2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Guatemala
Three axes of action are proposed. Setting the institutional and knowledge basis is the starting point. Specific options to reinforce the Cookstove Value Chain (Supply / Demand) immediately follows, covering intervention options related to awareness, certification and training, integrated projects and multi-fuel and multi-technology approaches. Consolidation of national funding is a crucial transv... more
2013
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Guatemala
En vez de reinventar la rueda, este análisis de mercado consolida la comprensión del sector al construirse sobre el conocimiento existente y sobre un análisis bien enfocado, para describir los factores favorables y los limitantes del desarrollo de un mercado para estufas mejoradas en Guatemala.
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
From the World Food Programme, a guide to help address the multiple challenges linked with access to cooking fuel in humanitarian, transition and development settings.
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Colombia
The significant health impact of IAP gives considerable cause for cookstove interventions in Colombia. Now is a good moment to act, as the government and various NGOs and private companies are starting projects that could greatly benefit from international best practices. The Alliance can primarily contribute by fostering an enabling environment in Colombia, and could also nurture the nascent cook... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Colombia
This document summarizes the Colombia Cookstove and Fuels Market Assessment conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Sixteen assessments were conducted across the world as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance sector market intelligence and knowledge. They are intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector (... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
Indoor Air Pollution from solid fuel usage kills 2 million people annually. These deaths are primarily concentrated in low and lower-middle income countries. While many countries have reduced their population’s reliance on solid fuels, low income countries with limited economic growth and/or
Sub-Saharan African countries have seen large increases between 2000 and 2010 of 45% and 31% in their po... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Vietnam
This document summarizes the Vietnamese Cookstove and Fuels Market Assessment conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Sixteen assessments were conducted across the world as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance sector market intelligence and knowledge. They are intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Uganda
This Executive Summary is part of the Ugandan Market Assessment conducted by the Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) and Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Four assessments were conducted across East Africa in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance the sector market intelligence and... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Tanzania
This Executive Summary is part of the Tanzanian Market Assessment conducted by the Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) and Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Four assessments were conducted across East Africa in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance the sector market intelligence a... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Rwanda
This document summarizes the Rwandan Cookstove and Fuels Market Assessment conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Sixteen assessments were conducted across the world as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance sector market intelligence and knowledge. They are intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector (b... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Kenya
This Executive Summary is part of the Kenyan Market Assessment conducted by the Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) and Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Four assessments were conducted across East Africa in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance the sector market intelligence and ... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Ghana
This document summarizes the Ghanaian Cookstove and Fuels Market Assessment conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Sixteen assessments were conducted across the world as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance sector market intelligence and knowledge. They are intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector (... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
This Executive Summary describes the key points from the East African Regional Intervention Options paper prepared by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (‘the Alliance’). It builds on the Market Assessments conducted by the Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) and ADP in four East African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.... more
2011
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Bangladesh
This document summarizes the Bangladeshi Cookstove and Fuels Market Assessment conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Sixteen assessments were conducted across the world as part of a broader effort by the Alliance to enhance sector market intelligence and knowledge. They are intended to provide a high level snapshot of the secto... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Vietnam
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Vietnam
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Uganda
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Uganda
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Timor-Leste
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Timor-Leste
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Tanzania
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Tanzania
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: South Africa
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: South Africa
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Rwanda
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Rwanda
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Nigeria
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Nigeria
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Kenya
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Kenya
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Indonesia
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Indonesia
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Ghana
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Ghana
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Ethiopia
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Ethiopia
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Brazil
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Brazil
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Bangladesh
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Bangladesh
This Market Assessment was conducted by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the not-for-profit arm of the global management consultancy, Accenture, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance). It is intended to provide a high level snapshot of the sector that can then be used in conjunction with a number of research papers, consumer surveys and other sources to enhan... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Pakistan
Dependence of the world population on biomass fuels for domestic energy consumption
is one of the major anthropogenic causes of deforestation worldwide. The use of
biomass in inefficient ways in rural areas increases the fuelwood demand of a
household. Development of the improved biomass stove programs in the 1970s has
been one of the efforts to reduce the burden on biomass resource ba... more
2007
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Bangladesh
Bangladesh has been successful in achieving significant poverty reduction since 1990, as
successive rounds of Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES) conducted by the
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) have shown. This paper will focus particularly on
changes in poverty incidence during the period of 2000-2005 – between the last two rounds of the
HIES – disaggregated by rura... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
The global focus on improved cookstoves (ICSs) and clean fuels has increased because of their potential for delivering triple dividends: household health, local environmental quality, and regional climate benefits. However, ICS and clean fuel dissemination programs have met with low rates of adoption. We reviewed empirical studies on ICSs and fuel choice to describe the literature, examine determi... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
Extensive world press coverage attended the speech by US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 21, 2010 announcing
the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Alliance, which is
coordinated through the United Nations Foundation (UNF), is a unique
and innovative combination of founding partner organizations that
signed up to the goal of providing 100 million clean cooksto... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Uganda
Many people do not purchase products that appear beneficial. For example, the price of an efficient cookstove can be less than a few months’ savings on fuel. If liquidity constraints, present bias, and poor information on fuel savings and stove durability are barriers, then a novel sales offer combining a free trial, time payments, and the right to return the stove at any time should increase sale... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project is a 7-country, standardized,
comprehensive evaluation of the etiologic agents causing severe pneumonia in children from developing
countries. During previous etiology studies, between one-quarter and one-third of patients failed to yield an
obvious etiology; PERCH will employ and evaluate previously unavailable innovative, ... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: India
India has recently launched the National Biomass Cookstoves Initiative (NCI) to develop next-generation cleaner
biomass cookstoves and deploy them to all Indian households that currently use traditional cookstoves. The
initiative has set itself the lofty aimof providing energy service comparable to clean sources such as LPG but using
the same solid biomass fuels commonly used today. Such ... more
2002
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
Globally, almost 3 billion people rely on biomass (wood, charcoal, crop residues, and dung) and
coal as their primary source of domestic energy. Exposure to indoor air pollution (IAP) from the
combustion of solid fuels is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries.
In this paper, we review the current knowledge on the relationship between IAP exposure
and dis... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Senegal
Inefficient cookstoves contribute to deforestation and global climate change, require substantial time (usually of women and girls) or money for fuel, and lead to over 1.5 million deaths a year from smoke exposure. We ran a randomized controlled trial in rural Senegal to measure how solar ovens affect wood usage, time spent collecting wood, carbon monoxide exposure, and respiratory illness symptom... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Ghana
In Sub-Saharan Africa it is assumed that women's cooking fuel choices are constrained
by their economic circumstances. The purpose of this study is to understand how
different factors influence cooking fuel choice in Ghana. A survey was administered to
100 adult female participants in Axim, Ghana. The study identifies five key factors that
contribute to fuel choice, indicating a more c... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
This article presents an overview of global and regional
household energy practices, considers the composition
of biomass smoke and coal smoke as well as
associated pollutant concentrations and personal exposure,
and reviews the evidence linking indoor air
pollution to a variety of health outcomes. Based on the
assessment of the burden of disease attributable to indoor
air pol... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: India
Use of improved (biomass) cookstoves (ICs) has been widely proposed as a Black
Carbon (BC) mitigation measure with significant climate and health benefits. ICs encompass a
range of technologies, including natural draft (ND) stoves, which feature structural modifications
to enhance air flow, and forced draft (FD) stoves, which additionally employ an external fan to
force air into the co... more
2001
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Kenya
Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the leading cause of burden of disease worldwide and have
been causally linked with exposure to pollutants from domestic biomass fuels in developing countries.
We used longitudinal health data coupled with detailed monitoring and estimation of personal
exposure from more than 2 years of field measurements in rural Kenya to estimate the
exposure–re... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Kenya
The use of indoor, three-stone fire pits in resource–poor countries is a
substantial burden on human health and the environment. We conducted a pilot
intervention promoting the purchase and use of an improved cookstove in rural Kenya. The
goals of this qualitative inquiry were to understand the motivation to purchase and use;
perceived benefits and challenges of cookstove use; and the ... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
Globally, 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity and an estimated 2.7 billion rely on
traditional biomass – wood, charcoal, animal waste and agricultural residues – for cooking
and space heating. Roughly one third of this population lives in rural India. Over the past two
decades, considerable efforts have been made to introduce improved cookstoves and/or
cleaner cooking fuels i... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Global
This evidence provides an additional and immediate rationale for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions beyond that of climate change mitigation alone. Climate change is an increasing and evolving threat to the health of populations worldwide. At the same time, major public health burdens remain in many regions. Climate change therefore adds further urgency to the task of addressing international ... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: India
This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of COPD and its associated factors among
non-smoking rural women in Tiruvallur district of Tamilnadu in Southern India.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Country: China
The current report is the second PAPA literature
review, Outdoor Air Pollution and Health in
Developing Countries of Asia: A Comprehensive
Review (HEI Special Report 18). It begins with a
broad overview of the status of and trends in air
pollution sources, emissions, concentrations, and
exposures in the developing countries of Asia, as
well as factors related to urban developm... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Guatemala
We investigated whether early life chronic exposure to woodsmoke, using personal passive 48-h carbon
monoxide (CO) as an indicator, is associated with children’s neurodevelopmental and behavioral
performance. CO measures were collected every 3 months from 2002 to 2005 among mother–child dyads
during the Randomized Exposure Study of Pollution Indoors and Respiratory Effects (RESPIRE) stove... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
Standardized techniques for monitoring and evaluating (M&E) changes in indoor air quality and
stove fuel performance were developed and deployed in two NGO-led programs to disseminate improved
cookstoves (ICSs) in India and one in Mexico. This paper describes the objectives and
characteristics of these monitoring and evaluation methods and how they were deployed.
The results showed maj... more
2007
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
This is a landmark report making a bridge between
new scientific knowledge justifying action on SLCFs and
practical measures that can be taken by countries to
reduce the burden of air pollution and climate change
on their sustainable development. This report identifies
priority areas and sectors for action in each region with
the indicative costs and benefits. It also describes t... more
2003
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Country: China
Residential energy use in developing countries has traditionally been associated with combustion devices of poor
energy efficiency, which have been shown to produce substantial health-damaging pollution, contributing significantly
to the global burden of disease, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Precision of these estimates in China has been
hampered by limited data on stove use and fu... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
The risks of long term sequelae from childhood pneumonia have not been systematically assessed. The aims
of this study were to: (i) estimate the risks of respiratory sequelae after pneumonia in children under five years; (ii) estimate
the distribution of the different types of respiratory sequelae; and (iii) compare sequelae risk by hospitalisation status and
pathogen. We systematically r... more
2008
Type: Research Report
Topic: Testing
Global
We implemented a program in which emission characterization is enabled through
collaborations between academic, US and international non-governmental entities that
focus on evaluation, dissemination, and in-use testing, of improved cookstoves. This effort
resulted in a study of field and laboratory emissions from traditional and improved biofuel
cookstoves. We found that field measured... more
2003
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: India
Kerosene and LPG are the two principal clean household fuels in India that
have substituted biomass for cooking. Two other alternatives, natural gas and electricity, are not
commonly used because of a lack of general availability for household use, in the case of natural
gas, and much higher cost, in the case of electricity. Biomass-based clean fuels, such as biogas,
have not yet been ... more
2005
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: China
An evaluation of the association between health, fuel use, and stove type. The article describes the health outcomes assocated with indoor air pollution in 3 rural Chinese provinces.
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global
Household Cookstoves, Environment, Health, and Climate Change: A New Look at an Old Problem takes stock of our collective knowledge of actions and opportunities centered on clean stoves. The report not only examines the lessons learned in specific stove campaigns; it builds the case for a multisectoral approach to understand the effects of stove policies and programs.
After reviewing the state ... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Mexico
List of municipalities in Mexico, categorized into levels of marginalization.

Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Bangladesh
The study was conducted to find out technological prospects of electricity
generation by gasification of extra rice husk at an automatic rice mill with crushing capacity 150
tonnes per day in Naogaon District of Bangladesh. Using 14 tonnes of excess rice husk at studied
mill, 470 KW electrical power generation capacity achievement is possible through rated 470
KW rice husk gasifier in ... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam
Using data obtained in nationally administered household expenditure
surveys, this study investigates the shares of household expenditure devoted to energy at different income levels for Bangladesh, Cambodia,
India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. The paper also examines expenditures on motorized passenger
transport and food, two items for which the price of oil... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Vietnam
Notes from the East Asia Regional Knowledge Exchange in September 2011. Includes preparatory work for visiting country teams.
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Bangladesh
Winrock, in collaboration with Concern Worldwide Bangladesh and the Village Education Resource Center (VERC), implemented the Bangladesh pilot project from 2005-2007 in selected wards Beginning in 2003, the energy team of USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade, and the environmental health team of the Bureau for Global Health jointly supported a cooperative agreement with Winro... more
2007
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
The World Health Organization has assessed, for
the first time, the burden of disease from indoor air
pollution at the national level. The approach relies on
three ingredients:
1. Percentage of population using biomass fuels and
coal, by country;
2. Deaths and DALYs for ALRI, COPD and lung cancer,
by age group and country; and
3. Relative risk of ALRI, COPD and lung cancer ... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Ghana
Statistics on the health of the population in Ghana.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Livelihoods
Global
All over the developing world, meals are cooked and homes are treated with homemade
traditional stoves or open fires. These stoves are fired with either biomass fuels,
such as wood, branches, twigs or dung, or coal. When these are not available, agricultural
residues or even leaves and grass are used. The smoke emitted from such stoves is made
up of particles and gaseous chemicals. It ... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Mexico
Climate change has and will continue to impact Mexican forest resources. Alterations in temperature and precipitation, as well as natural disasters, foster a higher rate of habitat loss and contributes to the extinction of species. The pressure on the forests of Mexico is reflected in rates of deforestation and degradation. The process of forest transformation extends to most developing countries ... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance, Fuels
Country: Kenya, Rwanda
The number of woodfuel consumers in Africa is projected to increase from around
2.5 billion in 2004 to 2.7 billion by 2030, with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for the
highest increase. Rwanda and Kenya are two good examples of countries in which
woodfuel plays a key role in energy provision, poverty alleviation and economic
development.

Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Bangladesh
A detailed technical overview of all the main ICS designs in Bangladesh.
2011
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Ghana
The theme for the 2012 Budget ‘’Infrastructural
Development for Accelerated Growth and Job
Creation’’ is reflective of the Government of Ghana’s
continuing pursuit of its ‘’Better Ghana’’ agenda. The
focus of the 2012 Budget is on the provision of key
infrastructure in various sectors of the economy to
stimulate growth and support the private sector to
create more jobs to impr... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Mexico
References, mission, and vision for the Mexican indigenous population in 2012.
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Ghana
The overall objective of the assignment is to collect sufficient information to allow for an assessment and decision by CARE and the Danish Energy Agency on project focus and scope of a CDM Program of Activities on improved cook stoves project in Northern Ghana.
2006
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
The presentation includes: An overview of poverty measurement methods and options using HIES 2005
Poverty and inequality trends
Trends in non-income measures of socio-economic status
Trends in extreme poverty and characteristics of the extreme poor
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Carbon Finance
Country: Bangladesh
The proposed project will disseminate ICSs that are constructed individually by local technicians trained and
acting under a contractual basis on behalf of the PO. The stoves which will initially be installed are made
of mud and/or brick and have as accessories a chimney with a cap and grates.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Ghana
The project is initially focused on the replacement of traditional charcoal stoves with very low efficiencies
(locally known as “coal-pots”) with an improved stove, known as the Gyapa. The Gyapa differs from the coalpot
by virtue of having a combustion chamber which is heavily insulated with a ceramic liner. Three sizes of charcoal-burning Gyapa are distributed by the project.
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Mexico
Government of Mexico's climate change program details.
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Ghana
The project described here will reduce greenhouse emissions by disseminating fuel-efficient charcoal stoves. The project is based on pilot work by Toyola Energy Limited (TEL), Ghana. TEL was established in 2003. It is owned and managed by highly educated and trained entrepreneurs. TEL was part of 50 informal metal artisans selected and trained by EnterpriseWorks Worldwide to fabricate the “GYAPA” ... more
2008
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Monitoring and Evaluation
Country: Bangladesh
This manual has been developed to provide help in the planning and implementation of the proposed IAP reducing pilot initiative in respect of service delivery, capacity building of the operational staff, and empowering the user communities, local government institutions, entrepreneurs as well as the management. The manual will help presenting the participatory tools/techniques and methodologies wh... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Bangladesh
The objective of BCCRF is to support the implementation of Bangladesh’s Climate Change Strategy and Action
Plan for 2009-2018. The Bangladesh Government leads on the management and implementation of BCCRF. On
behalf of the contributing Development Partners, and in consultation with the Government of Bangladesh, the
World Bank, for a limited duration, is ensuring due diligence requirements... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Bangladesh
The current volume includes analyses of data from a number of new
perspectives. The first chapter contains an overview of the microfinance sector.
The remaining chapters cover information in detail as provided by the NGO-MFIs.
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Bangladesh
An update on the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF). This edition includes an interview with Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Population and marginality levels of indigenous municipalities in Mexico.
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Bangladesh
This paper studies the behavioral underpinnings of low demand for a technology
with substantial implications for population health and the environment: improved
cookstoves. We conduct a multi-pronged field experiment in rural Bangladesh to
investigate two commonly-cited reasons for low demand: (1) intra-household
externalities and (2) tradition-based aversion. On the former, we find th... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Mexico
Summary of the Government of Mexico Ministry of Agriculture's climate change mitigation targets and progress.
2002
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Health
Country: Ghana
What possible better use for high-efficiency clean-burning fossil fuels such as LPG than providing
high-quality energy services for poor households? There are no realistic resource or greenhouse constraints
to keep us from targeting the needs of the poorest with LPG in places where renewable
technologies are not yet appropriate or sustainable. In addition, there are clear health benefits ... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Ghana
Most families in Ghanaian towns and cities cook with charcoal using a metal grate or ‘coal-pot’ that burns very
inefficiently and uses a lot of fuel wood. This has serious consequences in Ghana where the rate of deforestation
is one of the highest in Africa. The Ghana Stoves project introduces the Gyapa, an insulated and efficient cook
stove, to families in Ghana. The Gyapa stove cooks fo... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Mexico
Compative study of improved biomass cookstoves that the government of Mexico considered for their national cookstove program in 2009. Only stoves with chimney were considered. The assessment covered efficiency, cooking speed, emissions, durability and beneficiary adoption.
2007
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
Worldwide, more than three billion people depend on
solid fuels, including biomass (wood, dung and crop
residues) and coal, for cooking and heating. Exposure
to indoor air pollution from solid fuels has been linked
to many different diseases, including acute and chronic
respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, asthma, cardiovascular
disease and perinatal health outcomes. A recent revi... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Mexico
Part 3 of a document that addresses the concept of marginalization from different points of view in an effort to understand the definition of marginalization and how it is measured. This section looks at the marginalization of localities.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Mexico
Part 2 of a document that addresses the concept of marginalization from different points of view in an effort to understand the definition of marginalization and how it is measured. This section looks at differing perspectives by location.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Mexico
Part 1 of a document that addresses the concept of marginalization from different points of view in an effort to understand the definition of marginalization and how it is measured. The first part includes different concepts of exclusion and marginalization and establishes the relationship between poverty, exclusion and marginalization. It emphasizes the effect of marginalization on democracy and ... more
2007
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health, Testing
Country: Bangladesh
The World Health Organization’s 2004 Global and
Regional Burden of Disease Report estimates that
acute respiratory infections from indoor air pollution
(pollution from burning wood, animal dung, and other
bio-fuels) kill a million children annually in developing
countries, inflicting a particularly heavy toll on poor
families in South Asia and Africa.
This paper reports on an ... more
2008
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Stoves
Country: Namibia
Under the World Bank project ‘Bangladesh: Addressing Indoor Air Pollution (IAP)’, an attempt has been made to develop a technical manual of Improved Cooking Stove technology to be used in a pilot project ‘Mitigation of IAP in the rural area of Bangladesh’ and for those who are interested. Seven models of ICSs have been selected for delineation in this technical manual. Participants from a number o... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health, Stoves
Country: Ghana
This study was undertaken to assess the potential of two types of improved cookstoves to reduce indoor air
pollution in African homes. An ethanol stove, the CleanCook, was tested in three locations in Ethiopia: the
city of Addis Ababa and the Bonga and Kebribeyah Refugee Camps, while a wood-burning rocket stove, the
Gyapa, was evaluated in Accra, Ghana. In both countries, kitchen concentr... more
2006
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s situation is typical of most developing countries, i.e.,
additional funds to pursue sustainable development are not available even
though decision makers may be aware of the correct strategy. The
scarcity of resources can become so critical that in many cases a path
contrary to that of sustainable development is followed. Often policy
makers do not understand the implic... more

Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Ghana
A detailed overview of the Gyapa stove supply chain. Includes ceramicist, stockist, manufacturer, retailer, and customer.

Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Ghana
EnterpriseWorks/VITA is promoting a Kenyan
sourced alternative called the Gyapa (meaning ‘good
fire’) stove which is produced in three sizes. A ceramic
liner improves fuel-efficiency by up to 50% and the
stoves are marketed with the slogan ‘it’s already cooked’. This article describes the program and related marketing campaign.
2008
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance, Livelihoods
Country: Ghana
This report presents the main results of the Fifth Round of the Ghana Living Standards
Survey (GLSS 5) with Non-Farm Household Enterprise Module. The field work covered a
period of 12 months (September 2005 to September 2006). The survey instruments and
methodology were based on those of the fourth round with some minimal modifications.
The GLSS 5 is a nation-wide survey which collecte... more
2006
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Ghana
The Ghana Country Environment Analysis (CEA) has been formulated to assist the
Government of Ghana and its development partners to: (a) assess the country’s environmental
priorities, the environmental implications of key economic and sector policies, and the country’s
institutional capacity to address them; and (b) find practical management, institutional, and policy
solutions to handl... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance, Livelihoods
Country: Ghana
The objective of the study to establish the level of FBOs /farmers’ engagement in boosting
local food production through the GSFP in the Greater Accra Region; this is in accordance
with the third objectives of the programme. The study was examined under the following
headings; Effectiveness of FBOs in the study area, Farmers’ willingness to market their farm
produce to the GSFP, Common... more
2008
Type: Research Report
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Ghana
Ghana in Figures” is an annual publication by which the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) satisfies the needs of the general public, and more generally promotes the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of policy-making. Selected basic indicators on demographic and socio-economic conditions in Ghana intended to provide a quick statistical reference on the country are presented in the handbook.
2011
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Ghana
The document covers demand and supply of electricity, crude oil and products as well as natural
gas. In the document, ‘Demand’ is used when directly referring to needs of a demand sector, e.g.
residential, commercial, or industry. ‘Supply’ is used when referring to direct supply from say
generation plant or refinery before transmission or distribution losses. ‘Supply Requirement’ is suppl... more
2004
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Ghana
Africa faces two crucial and related problems in providing access to energy to the poorer parts of our populations: Firstly; the widespread inefficient production and use of traditional energy sources such as fuel wood and agricultural residues. This poses economic, environmental and health treats.
And secondly, the high uneven distribution and use of modern energy sources such as electricity,... more

Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Ghana
An overview of the Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN), including vision, mission statement, corporate goals, services, and philosophy.
2007
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Ghana
This report follows closely the format for the two previous GHAMFIN reports on MFIs, with the addition of a chapter that has been added to compare the data for the institutions in the northern half of the country with the national benchmarks, as requested and supported by SPEED Ghana, a GTZ / DANIDA project. The three northern regions are the most deprived and poorest in the country. Only 11 out o... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Global
Household Cookstoves, Environment, Health, and Climate Change: A New Look at an Old
Problem takes stock of our collective knowledge of actions and opportunities centered on clean
stoves. The report not only examines the lessons learned in specific stove campaigns; it builds
the case for a multisectoral approach to understand the effects of stove policies and programs.
After reviewing t... more
2003
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Bangladesh
Bangladesh is one of the most
flood prone countries in the world,
which is situated in south Asian
sub-continent. A location map of
Bangladesh is given in fig. 1.
Because of its unique geographical
location and to1pography, flood of
different magnitudes and types
occurs every year. During the last
half century at least 8 nos. of
extreme flood events occurred
affect... more
2005
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Bangladesh
The overall objective of the proposed study was to conduct a technical review of existing
biogas plants constructed across Bangladesh over the past years to facilitate the preparation
of implementation plan for the proposed National Domestic Biogas Programme. The field
study was carried out during the period September 03 to October 09, 2005 in 72 randomly
sampled biogas households from... more
2008
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Bangladesh
While appreciating that the issue of indoor air quality has, in recent years, emerged as a major health concern in both the developed and the developing countries of the world, the World Bank in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) undertook and accomplished the necessary task of attempting a Bangladesh Country Environment Analysis (CEA), a major finding of which study also convin... more
2010
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Humanitarian
Global
There is much debate over what types and styles of stoves are the most fuel-efficient and user-friendly, and whether a particular stove will be useful to displaced populations. The purpose of this Toolkit is to help humanitarian organizations determine if an FES program is feasible and appropriate for a given setting, and if so, how to design and implement an effective program for wood-burning sto... more
2004
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance, Livelihoods
Country: Ghana
The report illustrates that environmental management is essential to economic growth and poverty reduction. Environment is inextricably linked to social, cultural, natural resource, institutional and economic issues. This is not adequately addressed in the current edition of the GPRS. The SEA process has helped all participants to understand the wider impacts of policies plans and programmes on th... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Ghana
The Clean Development Mechanism is an arrangement under the Kyoto Protocol that bind developed countries to promote investment in developing countries in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By taking advantage of the CDM, a developing country could gain benefits such as transfer of technology and know-how, promotion of foreign direct investment in areas that would not have received supp... more

Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Ghana
The IAP study aims at improving the health and productivity of Ghanaians by reducing IAP smoke and particulate levels in urban and rural households.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Mexico
National report on household income and spending in Mexico.
2006
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption, Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
In developing countries, especially in rural areas, 2.5 billion people rely on
biomass, such as fuelwood, charcoal, agricultural waste and animal dung,
to meet their energy needs for cooking. In many countries, these resources
account for over 90% of household energy consumption.
In the absence of new policies, the number of people relying on biomass
will increase to over 2.6 bill... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Ghana
Biomass energy is likely to continue to dominate as a prime energy source in Ghana. This
phenomenon, together with the steady development of biofuels as the emerging fuel, has
spurred the interest and need to ensure the sustainable supply of bioenergy.
This policy paper, which is in five chapters, addresses the policy issues and recommendations
for achieving the overall objectives of t... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Women/Gender
Country: Rwanda
The importance of mainstreaming gender in any country’s development initiatives and
the need to monitor and evaluate the progress of the mechanism is premised on the
alarming global gender disparities in social and economic opportunities, property and
rights.
On several occasions, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has, through its stands and
actions, demonstrated its commitment to work... more
2008
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Country: Mexico
Government of Mexico determination of priority areas of attention by levels of marginalization.
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Ghana
Fuel wood and charcoal meet approximately 75% of Ghana’s fuel requirements. Approximately 69% of all urban households in Ghana use charcoal. The annual per capita consumption is approximately 180 kg; the total annual consumption is about 700,000 tonnes. Accra and Kumasi, the two largest cities in Ghana, account for 57% of all charcoal consumed in the country. The demand for wood puts Ghana’s fores... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Country: Mexico
The President of Mexico's declaration on priority areas for social development (both rural and urban).
2007
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Rwanda
UNFPA's 2007 country office annual report for Rwanda.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda
The purpose of this small-scale Programme of Activities (PoA) is stimulating the dissemination of improved cook stoves (ICS) in East Africa. The Programme will encompass different types of ICS, depending on the supplier and the user of the stoves. The stoves are both transportable as well as fixed built-in models, serving domestic or institutional users. These ICS are more efficient in transferrin... more
2006
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Mexico
An overview of WHO's country cooperation strategy for Mexico, specifically in regard to health and development.
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Rwanda
CASE Project started in January 2008 and is being implemented by CARE international-Rwanda in partnership with KIST CITT and ADENYA. A total of 24,000 poor Households of Nyaruguru, Huye, Gisagara and Nyamagabe are targeted and the project intends to reduce by 50% firewood used by 2010.
The baseline study brings out the current situation of energy supply and demand a... more
2008
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Rwanda
Community-assisted Access to Sustainable Energy (CASE) project aims at reducing the gap between
biomass energy supply and demand for 24,000 poor rural and peri-urban households in the districts of
Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Gisagara and Huye of southern province in Rwanda by 50% by the year 2010.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission, Austrian Development Agency, CARE Austria and... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Carbon Finance
Country: Mexico
An overview of Santander’s approach and objectives in respect to carbon finance. They aim to meet the needs of investors and buyers through the adoption of symmetric financing structures that share risks equitably between buyer and seller.

Type: Research Report
Topic: Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Stoves
Country: Ghana
The authors conducted a rapid assesssment randomized-controlled trial to quantify changes in fuel use, exposure to smoke, and self-reported health attributable to deployment of an improved wood cookstove in the Sissala West district of the Upper West region of Ghana. Women trainers from neighboring villages taught participants to build an improved cookstove and demonstrated optimal cooking techniq... more
2003
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Rwanda
briquetted logs is now a major source of energy in Europe and North America. Sweden,
a leading country on the production of pellets, utilises in excess of 1 million tonnes per
year. The spread in popularity of biomass-derived fuels is entirely due to the huge
environmental and local economic benefits. These have been made possible by
advances in technology and higher fossil fuel prices... more
2006
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Bangladesh
There are different models of Improved Cook Stove (ICS) being used in Bangladesh. This
study attempted to know which type of ICS people accepted more. Specific objectives were to
know i. what fuels are being used in improved cook stove; ii. what types of ICS are being used
and preferred; iii. the satisfaction level of the users of ICS; and iv. select some models of ICS
that will be rec... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Bangladesh
This study aimed to explore the factors affecting the promotion of improved
cookstove (ICS) to replace traditional stove and hence to combat indoor air pollution
(IAP). The study was conducted in 58 randomly selected villages of Jamalpur sadar
and Hatia upazilas (29 villages in each) in 2008. Both qualitative and quantitative
methods were used. Focus group discussions were performed in... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Vietnam
The authors describe the simplicity of top-lit, updraft (TLUD), forced-air gasifiers. These gasifiers operate quite well on many types of fine biomass such as rice hulls, rice straw, coffee bean husks, bagasse, wood chips, the shells of nuts, pine needles, tobacco waste and so forth. Some types of biomass, such as straw and pine needles, must be compacted or shredded to increase their bulk density... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Global
An overview of the International Biochar Initiative. As the first international NGO formed to advance biochar research and development,
IBI has played a critical role in organizing researchers, educating policy makers and the public, developing biochar standards, supporting commercialization, and promoting biochar demonstration projects around the globe.
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods, Stoves
Country: Vietnam
The project intends to test the effects of this biochar technology in practice in two of the upland provinces in northern Vietnam. 450 poor families selected for participation in the pilot project will benefit immediately and directly in terms of fuel-wood savings, reduced time spent on wood collection, improved health and increased agricultural production. Further, in close cooperation with Women... more
2003
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Bangladesh
Bangladesh, with a total surface area of about 147,570
km2, is inhabited by about 140 million people, making it
one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
The total annual per capita energy consumption of the
country in 1995 was estimated at 8.467 GJ. The shares
of commercial energy (coal, oil, gas and hydropower) and
biomass fuels were estimated at 3.203 and 5.264... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Bangladesh
The key finding from HIES 2010 is that the standard of living of the population in general
has improved very significantly in recent years. This is reflected in reduced incidence of
poverty with stability in the distribution of income and expenditure; increased nutrition
from a more diversified food consumption basket; and higher level of living in terms of nonfood
indicators.
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Mexico
Mexican joint national public bid for the acquisition of SEDESOL cookstoves.
2004
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Mexico
Overview of Dean Still's visit to GIRA in Patzcuaro, Mexico in May 2004. He learned about a new version of the Lorena stove, the Patsari, and visited the manufacturing center.
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Vietnam
The Asia Biomass business model focuses on the fuel supply chain –
the single most important aspect for long-term sustainability (both
economic and environmental). ABH aligns the fuel suppliers’ interests
with its own as the most effective means of assuring long-term cooperation
and success. ABH has at its disposal several avenues for assuring
long-term success – the competitive fue... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Ghana
Toyola Energy won a 2011 Ashden Award in recognition of its
success in producing and selling efficient charcoal stoves
throughout Ghana and beyond.
Most urban households in Ghana cook on charcoal, using inefficient, polluting stoves made
of thin sheet metal. The cost of charcoal is a significant proportion of household income.
Nearly three quarters of charcoal production in Ghana co... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Market Assessments
Country: Rwanda
Rwanda is faced with the serious challenge of using biomass more efficiently. The 2008 wood supply
deficit was 61% and in the baseline scenario, with no intervention, the deficit is projected to increase
to 78% by 2020. This takes into consideration population projections and the population’s
preferences for different fuels and different stoves. As urbanization increases, more people will... more
2005
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Vietnam
Increasing evidence of the rapid deterioration of air quality and the associated potential
health impacts on poor populations in Asian cities prompted the Clean Air Initiative for Asian
Cities (CAI-Asia) secretariat of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop a project concept
on air pollution, poverty, and health effects in July 2004. The Vice President (Operations 1)
approved the ... more
2002
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Vietnam
In HoChiMinh city, industrial and transportation activities are the main air pollution sources. Results of surveying and measuring at thousands of industrial installations show that main air pollution industries as: fuel burning, refining and laminating steel, building materials, chemicals. Besides, transportation activities also emit a large amount of air pollution because of fuel consumption of ... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Rwanda
The overarching goal of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 is to transform the country into a lower middle income economy by improving its competitiveness while ensuring unity and inclusive growth and development. Significant strides towards achieving this vision have been made in the decade to 2010 especially regarding improvements in peace and security; design and implementation of prudent policies; and impro... more
2008
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Rwanda
The last CSP for Rwanda covered 2005
to 2007. This CSP provides coverage for
2008-2011. It assesses Rwanda’s
development prospects and challenges, the
Government’s strategic options, and the role
that the Bank could play, in collaboration
with the Government and other development
partners, in helping the country realize its
development objectives. In particular, the
repo... more
2004
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Mexico
In the Mexico study here presented, the analysis was conducted at two different scales: at national scale, in
which it allowed the definition of priority areas or fuelwood “hot spots”, and at sub-national scale in the
“Purhepecha” Region (one of the priority regions), where it allowed the definition of different pressure zones
according to accessibility aspects. In this multi-scale analys... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Market Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
Since the 1970s, many activities related to clean cookstoves have been executed all over the world
but apparently failed to deliver the required impacts as technical, social, financial, institutional and
political factors were not taken into account sufficiently. Awareness in developed and developing
world regarding the scope of the problem, especially on the health impacts, and the range... more
2007
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Mexico
This document presents the Comprehensive Development Strategy Sustainable wood energy program within the National Forest Commission (CONAFOR). The strategy defines an intervention program for implementation and achieving the main goals of social development, environmental preservation, economic development and strengthening of the institutions involved.
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Market Assessments
Country: Rwanda
In this Volume 4 an investment package of US$ 120 million is presented for the
implementation of the proposed biomass energy strategy to render the supply of wood and
charcoal sustainable. The package includes four parallel programs dealing with energy
conservation, rehabilitation of plantations, fuel substitution, and capacity building. Some
regulatory changes are required to change t... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Market Assessments
Country: Rwanda
This Chapter addresses biomass energy issues in rural areas. Although the focus of the BEST
is on the commercial aspects of biomass (purchased firewood and charcoal in urban areas), it
is important to also look at rural aspects: the majority of Rwandans live in rural areas and in
addition, they supply over 80% of the energy used in urban areas. If there is a problem with
the supply or ... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Rwanda
The Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) that is described in this report is developed in the framework of the EUEI Partnership Dialogue Facility on request of the Government of Rwanda. The strategy mainly addresses charcoal supply sustainability issues, simply because
charcoal is the main urban fuel for which not many acceptable alternatives exist. Rural biomass energy issues have now been included ... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: Rwanda
Biomass in the form of firewood and charcoal plays a crucial role in the economy of Rwanda.
This is however, often not recognized and there are very few people who realize how much
Rwanda has already achieved to obtain a sustainable wood supply situation. Pictures of the
previous turn of the Century show completely denuded hills around Kigali. Today, these hills
are green with trees, a... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Rwanda
The Ministry of Infrastructure, MININFRA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Natural
Resources, MINIRENA, recently issued a Biomass Energy Strategy, prepared together with the firm MARGE and
EUIE-PDF partnership financing. The results are interesting in the sense that Rwanda appears to be miles
ahead of other countries in the Region or the rest of Africa in terms of sus... more
2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Global
Energy is arguably one of themajor challenges the world faces today, touching all aspects of our lives. For those living in extreme poverty, a lack of access to modern energy services dramatically affects health, limits opportunities and widens the gap between the haves and have nots. The vulnerability of the poor is only worsened with recent challenges fromclimate change, a global ynancial crisis... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: China
Although recent research evidence suggests an association between household air pollution
from solid fuel use, such as coal or biomass, and cardiovascular events such as hypertension,
little epidemiologic data are available concerning such exposure effects on cardiovascular
endpoints other than hypertension. We explored the association between in-home solid fuel
use and self-reported d... more
2000
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Around 50% of people, almost all in developing countries, rely on coal and biomass in the form of wood, dung and
crop residues for domestic energy. These materials are typically burnt in simple stoves with very incomplete
combustion. Consequently, women and young children are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution every day.
There is consistent evidence that indoor air pollution i... more
2004
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
This chapter summarizes the methodology used to assess the burden of
disease caused by indoor air pollution from household use of solid fuels.
Most research into and control of indoor air pollution worldwide has
focused on sources of particular concern in developed countries, such as
environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), volatile organic compounds from
furnishings and radon from soil. ... more
2005
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: China
Nearly all China’s rural residents and a shrinking fraction of urban residents use solid fuels (biomass and coal) for household cooking and heating. As a result, by use of global meta-analyses of epidemiological studies, it is estimated that indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in China is responsible for ~ 420,000 premature deaths annually, more than the ~300,000 attributed to urban outdoor a... more
2004
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Country: China
In recent decades China has pursued a number of national energy policies as integral components of its 5-year development plans
including the unprecedented dissemination of several generations of fuel saving stoves in the majority of its rural populations. These
programs, although designed for conservation of fuel wood resources and using deceptively simple technologies, have much wider
i... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Guatemala
A growing body of evidence indicates a relationship between household indoor air pollution from cooking fires and adverse neonatal outcomes, such as low birth weight (LBW), in resource-poor countries. We examined the effect of reduced wood smoke exposure in pregnancy on LBW of Guatemalan infants in RESPIRE (Randomized Exposure Study of Pollution Indoors and Respiratory Effects).
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
Indoor air pollution (IAP) from solid household fuel use is associated with a substantial global health burden, and
addressing this is a public health priority. In considering
solutions, one of the most important factors influencing
options for change and methods of delivery is the close relationship between reliance on traditional fuels and poverty
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: China
Emissions from household coal combustion associated with cooking
and heating are an important public health issue, particularly
in China where hundreds of millions of people are exposed.
Although coal emissions are a known human carcinogen, there is still uncertainty about the level of risk for lung and other cancers. Our results provide evidence that although the carcinogenic effect of c... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Global
The health and climate impacts of available household cooking options in developing countries vary sharply. Here, we analyze and compare these impacts (health; climate) and the potential co-benefits from the use of fuel and stove combinations. Our results indicate that health and climate impacts span 2 orders of magnitude among the technologies considered. Indoor air pollution is heavily impacted ... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global
Literature comparing national ambient air
quality standards (AAQSs) globally is scattered and sparse.
Twenty-four hour AAQSs for particulate matter <10 μm in
aerodynamic diameter (PM10) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) in 96
countries were identified through literature review, an
international survey, and querying an international legal
database. Eighty three percent, of the 96 countries... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption, Stoves
Global
Half the world cooks using biomass-fueled stoves. Improved biomass stoves represent an intersection of
opportunities to address health, environment, poverty, and gender concerns on a wide scale. However,
theories of change implicitly assume the behavior change that translates improved stove performance into
desired outcomes and impacts. Experience shows behavior change cannot be presumed.... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Nepal
The purpose of this study was to analyze the distribution of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) in terms of time, place, and person among inpatients at the Mid
Western Regional Hospital (MWRH) in Nepal.

Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Guatemala
A comparison was made of the thermal efficiency and emissions of the traditional three-stone fire and the ""Plancha"" improved stove-burning wood. Simultaneous measurements of efficiency and emissions of suspended particles and carbon monoxide were taken in order to incorporate both of these factors into a single standard of performance - emissions per standard task. These factors were measured du... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Guatemala
Pneumonia causes more child deaths than does any other disease. Observational studies have indicated
that smoke from household solid fuel is a signifi cant risk factor that aff ects about half the world’s children. We
investigated whether an intervention to lower indoor wood smoke emissions would reduce pneumonia in children. We undertook a parallel randomised controlled trial in highland Gu... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Global
Applying the principles of combustion and heat transfer, we
have developed fuel-efficient, wood and other biomass burning stoves,
furnaces and driers for a variety of operations carried out both in rural and
urban areas. This paper highlights the concepts utilized for these and then
summarizes how the concepts have been used for developing the various
devices. The dissemination stra... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health, Testing
Global
Many studies associate health risks with household air pollution
from biomass fuels and stoves. Evaluations of stove improvements
can suffer from bias because they rarely address health-relevant
differences between the households who get improvements and
those who do not. Health-relevant factors (age, wealth, kitchen ventilation) do in fact
differ considerably between the households... more
2000
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Kenya
Suspended particulate matter and carbon emissions from
the combustion of biomass, in addition to their environmental
consequences, have been causally associated with
the incidence of respiratory and eye infections. Improved
stoves offer the potential for emissions reduction. We
compare the emissions of suspended particulate matter
and carbon monoxide from traditional and improved... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: India
Cleaner Hearths, Better Homes: New Stoves for India and the Developing
World has a twofold goal: describing India’s best legacy improved biomass stove
programs and recommending ways in which the international community
can promote stoves that are commercially viable, convenient for users, and
more energy efficient. By implication, there also would be a reduction of
indoor air pollut... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health
Global
Current attention to improved cook stoves (ICS) focuses on the ‘‘triple benefits’’ they provide, in improved health and time
savings for households, in preservation of forests and associated ecosystem services, and in reducing emissions that
contribute to global climate change. Despite the purported economic benefits of such technologies, however, progress in
achieving large-scale adoptio... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
Limited data suggest that outdoor air pollution (such as
ambient air pollution or traffic-related air pollution)
and indoor air pollution (such as second-hand smoking
and biomass fuel combustion exposure) are associated
with the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), but there is insufficient evidence
to prove a causal relationship at this stage. It also
... more
2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
The adoption and sustained use of improved cookstoves are critical performance parameters of the cooking system that must be monitored just like the rest of the stove technical requirements to ensure the sustainability of their benefits. No stove program can achieve its goals unless people initially accept the stoves and continue using them on a long-term basis. When a new stove is brought into a ... more
2000
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
More than 2 billion of the world’s poorest people still rely on biomass and coal-burning for
household energy needs such as cooking and heating, putting women and children at
increased risk of diseases such as pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease and lung cancer
(coal only), which is estimated to account for a substantial proportion of the global burden of
disease in developing count... more

Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: India
About three-quarters of all households in India, comprising more than ninetenths
of rural households and one-third of urban households, used traditional biomass—wood
and dung—as a household fuel in 1999–2000. Approximately half a million premature deaths
and nearly 500 million cases of illness are estimated to occur annually as a result of exposure to
smoke emissions from biomass use b... more
2012
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Stoves, Testing
Global
This Differ report is a rough guide to clean cookstoves
and was initiated in the process of evaluating three clean
cookstove investment cases. The report provides an
overview of clean cookstove types and features, important cookstove attributes, and testing methods for
measuring their performance.
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Senegal
Today more than 2.7 billion people rely on biomass as their primary cooking fuel, with
profound implications for the environment and people’s well-being. Wood provision is
often time-consuming and the emitted smoke has severe health effects – both burdens
that afflict women in particular. The dissemination of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS)
is frequently considered an effective remedy fo... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: China
Although not remembered by many today, China probably achieved the largest
improvement in energy efficiency in world history in terms of the population affected in
one program. The National Improved Stove Program (NISP) and its provincial
counterparts were initiated in the early 1980s and are credited with introducing nearly
200 million improved stoves by the late-1990s. Focusing on in... more
2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Bangladesh
The objective of this study is to identify lessons for
improving cookstoves in Bangladesh through an
evaluation of existing programs, the international
experience on improved stoves, and the lessons
from successes in the sanitation sector.
Bangladesh’s new Renewable Energy Policy
endorses creating a better environment for
renewable energy technologies and promoting
market d... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Ethiopia
In recent years, there has been renewed interest on renewable biomass based energies. This is due to growing environmental benign, energy security concern and spiraling price of fossil fuel. In the case of poor economies like Ethiopia quality of life and energy consumption are tidily conjoined. This article assessed biomass fuel resource potential of Ethiopia and also investigated strategies for i... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
It is estimated that about 2.4 billion people around the world, or about 40% of the world’s population, depend on biomass fuels (wood, charcoal, dung, crop residue) to meet their energy needs for cooking and heating. The burden is especially high in Asia. Studies suggest that levels of pollutants including particulate matter <10 mmand polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons indoors in homes where biomass... more
2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Sri Lanka
A large body of evidence has confirmed that the indoor air pollution (IAP) from biomass fuel use is a major cause of premature deaths, and acute and chronic diseases. Over 78% of Sri Lankans use biomass fuel for cooking, the major source of IAP in developing countries. We conducted a review of the available literature and data sources to profile biomass fuel use in Sri Lanka. We also produced two ... more
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