The Alliance produces a range of high-quality resources including: research reports, market assessments, customer segmentation and adoption studies, issue briefs, and fact sheets – on various aspects of the clean cooking sector. We also feature selected reports and market studies produced by Alliance partners.

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Global
Dec 06, 2016
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption, Consumer Segmentation, Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Humanitarian, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Standards, Stoves, Testing, Women/Gender
Global
Oct 14, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Adoption, Consumer Segmentation, Fuels, Market Assessments, Stoves
Country: Nigeria
McCann/Africare was selected to partner with the Alliance to develop a behavior change communications campaign to bolster the LPG cookstove demand in two states in Nigeria. McCann/Africare conducted a landscape analysis of current the LPG cookstove market in Nigeria, to assist in developing an evidence-based communications strategy, creative campaign, and community mobilization program, to strengt... more
Mar 31, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: India
This study is one of a series commissioned by the Alliance to develop a better understanding of the demand landscape for cookstoves and fuels. These studies aim to assess and prioritize consumer segments most poised for adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in a given country, gather a baseline of current stove and fuel usage among prioritized segments, and identify key factors that... more
Mar 31, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: India
This study is one of a series commissioned by the Alliance to develop a better understanding of the demand landscape for cookstoves and fuels. These studies aim to assess and prioritize consumer segments most poised for adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in a given country, gather a baseline of current stove and fuel usage among prioritized segments, and identify key factors that... more
Mar 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Guatemala
Este reporte es parte del Estudio de Segmentación de Mercados para Estufas Mejoradas y Combustibles Limpios que fue coordinado por la Alianza Global para Estufas Limpias y Fast-Track Carbon. Ogilvy fue contratado para desarrollar y probar una serie de mensajes de comunicación para entender mejor qué mensajes podrían resonar entre los segmentos de mercado objetivo del estudio. Los resultados de e... more
Mar 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Guatemala
This report is part of the Guatemala Consumer Segmentation for Improved Cookstoves and Fuels which was coordinated by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fast-Track Carbon. Ogilvy was commissioned to develop and test a set of communication messages to better understand which messages resonated among the target segments of the study. The results of this testing are shared in this report... more
Mar 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Guatemala
Resumen Ejecutivo del Segmentación de Mercados para Estufas Mejoradas y Combustibles Limpios en Guatemala. Este estudio es parte de una serie de estudios comisionados por la Alianza para entender mejor el panorama de demanda de estufas y combustibles. Estos estudios tienen como objetivos 1) evaluar y priorizar los segmentos de mercado más dispuestos a adoptar cocinas y combustibles limpios y efi... more
Mar 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Guatemala
Este estudio es parte de una serie de estudios comisionados por la Alianza para entender mejor el panorama de demanda de estufas y combustibles. Estos estudios tienen como objetivos 1) evaluar y priorizar los segmentos de mercado más dispuestos a adoptar cocinas y combustibles limpios y eficientes; 2) establecer líneas de base en torno al uso de cocinas y consumo de combustibles entre los segmento... more
Mar 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Guatemala
Executive Summary of Market Segmentation: Improved Cookstoves and Clean Fuels in Guatemala. This study is one of a series commissioned by the Alliance to develop a better understanding of the demand landscape for cookstoves and fuels. These studies aim to assess and prioritize consumer segments most poised for adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in a given country, gather a ba... more
Mar 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Guatemala
This study is one of a series commissioned by the Alliance to develop a better understanding of the demand landscape for cookstoves and fuels. These studies aim to assess and prioritize consumer segments most poised for adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in a given country, gather a baseline of current stove and fuel usage among prioritized segments, and identify key factors that... more
Dec 01, 2015
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
Country: Bangladesh
The Alliance and WASHplus commissioned the firm iDE to identify the market segments most poised for early adoption of clean and improved stoves in Bangladesh through a market-based model and to develop a 4Ps marketing strategy for promotion of those stoves. This included primary research with consumers to learn more about their needs, wants and desires around cooking and uncover enablers and barri... more
Nov 09, 2015
Type: Tool
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Global
This guide introduces the basic concepts and tools of market research and provides readers with best practices and tips in the design and management of market research in the clean cooking sector. It was created by the Alliance in collaboration with WASHplus as a resource for cookstove and fuel manufacturers, distributors, entrepreneurs, donors, NGOs and other organizations in the clean cooking se... more
Sep 01, 2015
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Finance, Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
Country: Ghana
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) selected Arc Finance (Arc) to undertake a study on consumer financing mechanisms for clean cookstoves that was designed to identify partners and financial products with the greatest potential to be accepted by target customer segments in Ghana. To gather the relevant data, Arc undertook desk research, conducted stakeholder interviews and engaged focu... more
Sep 01, 2015
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Finance, Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
Country: Kenya
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) selected Arc Finance (Arc) to undertake a study on consumer financing mechanisms for clean cookstoves that was designed to identify partners and financial products with the greatest potential to be accepted by target customer segments in Kenya. To gather the relevant data, Arc undertook desk research, conducted stakeholder interviews and engaged focu... more
May 19, 2015
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
Global
This report, developed by ESMAP in collaboration with the Alliance, builds a strong evidence-based case for accelerating clean cooking solutions in pursuit of sustainable development. It provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of the clean cooking sector. Building on the latest literature and using original research and analysis, the report maps sector demand and supply trends, and p... more
May 01, 2015
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Fuels, Market Assessments
Country: Guatemala
La meta de este estudio es facilitar el incremento de uso de GLP en hogares guatemaltecos con acceso fácil a GLP. Para alcanzar esta meta, el estudio busca dos objetivos: 1. Identificar los motivadores clave para el uso de GLP en hogares urbanos y peri-urbanos que ya usan GLP. 2. Explorar la forma en que programas corporativos e institucionales puedan facilitar la adopción y aumento de uso de... more
May 01, 2015
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
Country: Guatemala
The goal of the study was to facilitate LPG scale-up among Guatemalan households with easy access to LPG. To reach this goal, the study pursues two objectives: 1. Identify key motivators for LPG use among urban and peri-urban households already using LPG. 2. Explore ways corporate and institutional programs can facilitate LPG adoption and scale-up among employees.
May 01, 2015
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Fuels, Market Assessments
Country: Guatemala
The goal of the study was to facilitate Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) scale-up among Guatemalan households with easy access to LPG. To reach this goal, the study pursues two objectives: 1. Identify key motivators for LPG use among urban and peri-urban households already using LPG. 2. Explore ways corporate and institutional programs can facilitate LPG adoption and scale-up among employees.
Jan 27, 2015
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Women/Gender
Country: Uganda
This research study looks at gender drivers of demand for improved cookstoves in East Acholi, Uganda. In that area, biomass accounts for 91 percent of total energy used and 97 percent of rural households have no access to grid electricity; energy poverty is a central challenge. For those living in the East Acholi sub-region, a largely rural and dispersed geographic expanse still recovering from ... more
Oct 01, 2014
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
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: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
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
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: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
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: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Segmentation, Market Assessments
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
Mar 01, 2014
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: Bangladesh
As the evidence base linking improved cookstoves (ICS) with positive health and energy impacts grows, so does attention to how best to influence household uptake and consistent and correct use. Appropriately, attention focuses on how to improve the field performance of the stoves themselves and make them more affordable, accessible, and appealing to the neediest consumers.
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 impro... more
Aug 01, 2013
Type: Market Assessments
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
Jan 01, 2013
Type: Case Study
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
Country: India
Social Marketing in India captures Shell Foundation's experiences, both good and bad, over several years of running social marketing campaigns to drive adoption of improved cookstoves; and the broader lessons they have drawn for marketing social-impact products more generally.
Mar 01, 2012
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Segmentation
IDEO used a human-centered design approach to examine the habits, motivations, and aspirations of cookstove users in Tanzania. Although focused on the Tanzanian market, many of the insights and opportunities are relevant globally.

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