Dr. Marc Jeuland and Dr. Jie-Sheng Tan Soo   |   Jan 01, 2016
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels
Country: Global
This report aims to provide insights on some of the complications inherent in the household (and social) cost-benefit calculus of interventions to promote new cooking technologies and practices. The private household perspective is important because it indicates whether households are likely to adopt such technologies on their own, and which factors are most important in determining whether households will perceive ICS adoption to be beneficial to them. The social perspective, meanwhile, is important for highlighting the extent of the divergence between private and overall societal net benefits, due to the negative externalities generated by use of traditional options, and to make the case for additional policy intervention to correct for these externalities.