Measuring Social Impact in the Clean and Efficient Cooking Sector: Conceptual Framework
The conceptual model is divided into two parts, illustrating two main pathways to social impact. In the first part of the model, we explore how the clean cooking sector contributes to improved livelihoods for all and social and economic empowerment for women specifically. We also examine how women’s involvement in clean cooking livelihoods can lead to enhanced adoption of the products and technologies. In the second part of the model, we focus on the consumer of clean cooking solutions. In this pathway we explore how using clean cooking solutions at the household level translates into improvements in social and economic well-being, largely, but not exclusively, through freeing women’s time and reducing her workload from fuel collection and in some cases, cooking.