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The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) 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 CCA partners.

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Global
Jun 07, 2021
Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Global
The SDG7 Policy Briefs are released annually in support of the deliberations at the High-level Political Forum, contributing also to the High-level Dialogue on Energy in September, and the implementation of the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs and the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024. This year, the compilation of Policy Briefs places a special focus on the interlink... more
Jun 07, 2021
Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Global
The Energy Progress Report aims to provide the international community with a global dashboard to register progress on energy access, energy efficiency, renewable energy and international cooperation to advance SDG 7. It assesses the progress made by each country on these four pillars and provides a snapshot of how far we are from achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets.
May 26, 2021
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
This brief explores the impacts of the Government of Kenya’s (GoK) 2020 decision to levy VAT on the clean cooking sector, analyzing the likely impacts on stove and fuel use, the likely consequences for stove and fuel companies operating in Kenya, and the trade-off between revenue gains to the GoK and the corresponding negative impact of these taxes on households and society.
May 06, 2021
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Stoves, Women/Gender
Transition to clean cooking is necessary for protecting the health and lives of the 2.7 billion people who suffer from the health and environmental impacts of existing cooking practices. As cooking is typically a task that women engage in, understanding the barriers to and opportunities of a transition to electric cooking from a woman’s perspective will expand our understanding of the uptake... more
May 05, 2021
Type:
Topic:
Global
This brief details the energy needs associated with electric cookstoves, and improvements needed in household wiring and community-scale infrastructure to safely accommodate widescale uptake of electric cooking in peri-urban Nepal.
May 05, 2021
Type:
Topic:
Global
This brief describes household changes after purchasing electric induction stoves, including reduced use of other stoves, and reductions in overall household energy costs. This brief also suggests strategies for overcoming some adoption barriers.
Mar 29, 2021
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Topic:
Global
The Field Testing Methods for Cookstoves standard provides methods to evaluate cooking system performance during typical usage.
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Global
The Harmonized Laboratory Test Protocols standard provides a detailed procedure to measure efficiency, emissions of fine particulate matter, and carbon monoxide of solid-, liquid- and gas-fueled cookstoves for household and small institutional uses.
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Standards
Global
Verifiable data about clean cooking technologies are critical to developing effective policies and programs. This requires definitions, testing methods, and metrics that are agreed upon by the many clean cooking stakeholders.
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Globally, three billion people depend on polluting, open fires or inefficient stoves to cook their food, harming health, the climate, and the environment. Women and girls, who often spend hours cooking and collecting fuel, are disproportionately affected. Achieving universal access to clean cooking could significantly advance development objectives, including 10 of the Sustainable Development... more
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Globally, three billion people depend on polluting, open fires or inefficient stoves to cook their food, harming health, the climate, and the environment. Women and girls, who often spend hours cooking and collecting fuel, are disproportionately affected. Achieving universal access to clean cooking could significantly advance development objectives, including 10 of the Sustainable Development... more
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Global
From 2015 to 2019, the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) awarded grants for youth education on clean cooking to three organizations: The Ghana Girl Guide Association (GGGA); the Ghana branch of World Education, Inc.(WEI); and I Choose Life (ICL), a Kenya-based nonprofit. The results of these grants suggest that adolescents and young adults can play a powerful role in enhancing market-driven strategies ... more
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Global
New research suggests that people exposed to air pollution are more likely to die from COVID-19 than people living in areas with cleaner air. These findings are an ominous sign for developing countries, where air pollution levels often far exceed World Health Organization guidelines.
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Global
This factsheet provides an overview of the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). 
Mar 29, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Women/Gender
Global
This factsheet provides an overview of CCA's specific gender strategy for increasing the role of women in the clean cooking sector and for addressing gender issues to scale adoption.
Mar 26, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Environment/Climate, Health, Livelihoods
Global
Exposure to household air pollution from burning wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene is a leading risk factor for diseases. Replacing open fires and inefficient stoves with clean cookstoves and fuels reduces emissions and personal exposure, lowering the associated burden of disease.
Mar 26, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic:
Country: United States, India, Cambodia, Mexico, Haiti Global
Members of the Clean Cooking Alliance Chef Corps are renowned chefs from all over the world who use their culinary expertise and professional background to raise awareness about the harmful environmental, health, and gender impacts of traditional cooking techniques globally and in their native countries. The Chef Corps was launched and is led by Alliance Ambassador Chef José Andrés a... more
Mar 26, 2021
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Carbon Finance, Environment/Climate
Global
This factsheet provides an overview of CCA's strategies for mitigating climate change and protecting the environment through the scale-up of cleaner, more modern stoves and fuels. 
Mar 19, 2021
Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Global
Around the world, an estimated 2.8 billion1 people continue to lack access to clean cooking solutions. While almost 100 million people gained access to clean cooking between 2015 and 2018, achieving universal access to clean cooking solutions by 2030 will require a major acceleration in the pace of change. However, even the gradual gains achieved thus far by companies and other stakeholders in the... more
Mar 19, 2021
Type:
Topic:
Global
The Government of Rwanda plans to partner with the private sector and facilitate a competitionbased development of markets for clean-cooking products and technologies. MININFRA recently approved an ambitious new Biomass Energy Strategy (2019-2030) and an amendment to its NDC, with targets of reducing the percentage of households that use firewood for cooking from the baseline value of 79.9% in 201... more
Mar 18, 2021
Type: Research Report
Topic:
In 2020, CCA and Duke University finalized an urban cost-benefit and policy analysis applied in Nairobi, Kenya and Kathmandu, Nepal. For each location, the analysis modeled partial uptake and use of cleaner cooking choices and the corresponding net benefits of each transition. The interventions include stove subsidy, combined stove and fuel subsidy, combined stove subsidy and financing, combined s... more
Mar 17, 2021
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Dans le cadre du Projet de Marché des Réchauds pour la Cuisson Propre en Haïti, la CCA a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec Dalberg pour développer une étude sur les préférences des consommateurs dans le marché de la cuisson propre dans les zones urbaines et périurbaines  en Haïti. L'étude é... more
Mar 17, 2021
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Through the Haiti Cookstoves and Clean Energy Market Project, the Clean Cooking Alliance worked closely with Dalberg to develop a consumer preferences study on the clean cooking market in urban and per-urban areas of Haiti. The 78-page study was based on quantitative data that was collected among 3,105 households across six cities and supplemented with qualitative data through expert interviews an... more
Mar 11, 2021
Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Global
The Clean Cooking Alliance published its 2020 Annual Report today, highlighting accomplishments and notable moments from CCA and its partners throughout the year.
Mar 09, 2021
Type:
Topic:
Global
With less than 10 years for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved, action is needed now. 2021 is a critical year for the energy and climate agenda. The SEforALL Youth Summit, sponsored by EM-ONE Energy Solutions and Clean Cooking Alliance, was held from 9-11 February to bring youth to the table ahead of critical upcoming global dialogues and to inspire active pa... more
Feb 23, 2021
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
Overview Some 4 billion people—more than half of the global population—are without access to modern energy cooking services (MECS), instead relying on traditional biomass fuels using rudimentary stove technologies that burn fuels inefficiently (ESMAP 2020). The adverse development impacts from households’ continued use of polluting stove-and-fuel combinations are significant. Hou... more
Feb 09, 2021
Type:
Topic: Environment/Climate
Global
Far too often, the simple act of cooking is overlooked as a global development priority. Globally, three billion people depend on polluting open fires and inefficient fuels, like wood or charcoal, to cook their food. Cooking this way increases exposure to harmful indoor air pollutants, and as many as four million people die prematurely each year from illnesses attributable to household air polluti... more
Jan 15, 2021
Type: Strategic Document
Topic:
Global
The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) Research Strategy outlines how CCA will achieve its research objectives from 2020-2025 and includes concrete examples of past and future CCA initiatives that illustrate its research agenda.
Jan 12, 2021
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Topic:
In 2020, Norad commissioned Multiconsult to study the potential of LPG in developing countries. The results from the study were presented at this webinar on January 7, 2021,, as well as perspectives from various players in the sector, including development agencies, governments and representative from private sector.
Dec 02, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
Cooking safely and sustainably in forced displacement settings is an enduring energy challenge in the humanitarian sector. There were an estimated 79.5 million forcibly displaced people globally at the end of 2019, with approximately 26 million refugees, 46 million internally displaced people (IDPs), 4.2 million stateless people, and 4 million asylum seekers living in urban, peri-urban, rural and ... more
Nov 30, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Global
In 2019, with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the Clean Cooking Alliance successfully completed the two-year demonstration project “Maximizing the Health Benefits of Clean Household Energy in Peri-Urban Nepal,” designed to support the Government of Nepal’s objective to establish smoke-free kitchen communities and improve health outcomes through clea... more
Oct 30, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption, Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Stoves
Global
Abstract: Stove and fuel stacking is becoming accepted as part of the clean cooking transition process, even though it attenuates positive health and climate benefits that can be realized by cookstove interventions. This study analyses the underlying drivers of stove and fuel stacking from the household perspectives, and its implications for improving impact of clean cooking programs. The study ... more
Sep 24, 2020
Type:
Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation
The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) is proud to release this Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework. This is a foundational tool that defines CCA's strategic approach through its Theory of Change and provides clear, systematic guidance about how its work will be measured and how learning will be integrated across the organization and throughout the sector. 
Sep 24, 2020
Type:
Topic:
Global
The Theory of Change outlines the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) activities that lead to four outcome areas: Supporting the growth of clean cooking enterprises increasing consumer demand for clean cooking Strengthening the enabling environment Generating research, evidence, and learning
Sep 24, 2020
Type:
Topic:
Global
The M&E Framework includes quantifiable standard indicators that can measure results from basic project parameters, such as cookstove sales to broader objectives such as protecting the environment. Data, evidence, and learning from the standard indicators and evaluations provide an opportunity for the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) to make systematically informed decisions while allowing for cou... more
Sep 24, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
How we guide progress toward achieving access to modern-energy cooking solutions for all is more critical than ever before. To date, measurements of access have focused primarily on fuel penetration, overlooking many of the contextual factors that shape users’ adoption of stoves and fuels. Over the past decade, much attention has focused on expanding access to clean cooking solutions, define... more
Sep 09, 2020
Type:
Topic:
On August 18-19, 2020, the Alliance convened more than 60 experts in the fields of household air pollution, epidemiology, immunology, virology, infectious disease, and other relevant fields for a virtual workshop. This 2-day workshop explored key research questions such as: Does HAP exposure affect the course of COVID-19 disease (e.g., disease severity, mortality)? Does HAP exposure... more
Jun 16, 2020
Type: Market Assessments
Topic:
Global
From 20 April to 4 May, EnDev conducted a market survey in 23 countries both online and by phone. It aimed to get a better overview on the impacts of the pandemic on local energy access markets and the operational as well as financial robustness of EnDev’s portfolio of private market actors. The Findings The companies surveyed encompass a variety of sub-sectors including improved and clea... more
Jun 01, 2020
Type:
Topic:
Global

The Clean Cooking Alliance (the Alliance) is proud to release this Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework. This is a foundational tool that defines the Alliance’s strategic approach through its Theory of Change and provides clear, systematic guidance about how its work will be measured and how learning will be integrated across the organization and thro... more

May 28, 2020
Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Global
The Alliance’s 2019 Annual Report showcases major milestones, such as convening the Clean Cooking Forum 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya; releasing the inaugural Industry Snapshot on sector investment and innovation; and launching “Clean Cooking Is…”, the first-of-its-kind global campaign created exclusively to drive greater support for and investment in clean cooking. The report al... more
Apr 30, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Alliance surveyed stakeholders across the clean cooking ecosystem to better understand how the crisis is affecting their organizations, their work, and the broader clean cooking sector. Responses were received from April 6-13 from organizations working in more than 100 countries. 
Apr 20, 2020
Type:
Topic:
On July 29-30, 2019, Clean Cooking Alliance and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) co-hosted the fifth Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Workshop from with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and Shell International. Over two days, 86 participants selected from 53 organizations across 24 countries gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to learn ... more
Apr 03, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Background Delivering clean cooking access to 1.2 billion people who cook with charcoal, kerosene and firewood may have a strong localized employment impact. With the challenge of a rapidly expanding youth population and growing job scarcity in sub-Saharan Africa, understanding the impact of clean cooking on employment as well as the skills gap is timely. However, there is little definitive data o... more
Mar 31, 2020
Type: Strategic Document
Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation
Global

The Spark+ Africa Fund has developed an Environmental and Social Management Policy that sets out the objectives, procedures, and guidelines to manage risks and monitor and report on the Fund’s development impacts. The Policy is a framework that integrates environmental and social risk management and reporting into the Spark+ Fund’s business processes. 

Mar 30, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic: Cooking Industry Catalyst, Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Livelihoods
Global
Issues related to LPG safety, both real and perceived, inhibit the uptake of LPG by consumers, slowing potential market growth, and contributing to lack of confidence in return on investment for both investors and companies. Innovative technologies and other potential solutions are emerging that both purposefully and indirectly alleviate safety concerns.
Feb 12, 2020
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption

From 2016-2019, the Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) selected and supported four behavior change communication (BCC) interventions in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria with funding from the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom. The program aimed to pilot established BCC techniques to enhance demand for cleaner household cookstoves and fuels. ... more

Jan 20, 2020
Type: Journal Article
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health
Domestic use of solid fuels is a major source of household air pollution and a substantial contributor to ambient air pollution, particularly in developing global regions. Solid fuel use can increase risks for many cardiopulmonary diseases; in the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2017, household air pollution from solid fuel use was estimated to account for about 1... more
Dec 18, 2019
Type:
Topic: Adoption, Consumer Finance, Cooking Industry Catalyst, Standards, Testing

Request for non-journal literature for this important systematic review of the evidence correspondence email: gillan.petrokofsky@alum.gtc.ox.ac.uk
deadline: January 10th, 2020


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Dec 16, 2019
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption, Consumer Finance, Fuels, Health, Humanitarian, Livelihoods, Stoves, Women/Gender
Country: Ethiopia Global
In July 2019, the Clean Cooking Alliance and the UN Institute for Training and Research hosted the first Humanitarian Energy Conference with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and Shell International. Over two days, 161 participants from 76 organizations across 28 countries gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to learn, exchange knowledge, and coll... more
Nov 30, 2019
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Adoption, Fuels, Stoves
This brief provides data and information on the status of household biodigesters in Asia, Africa and Latin America for countries in which SNV Netherlands Development Organisation ever provided implementation support. In many of these countries, support by SNV has been terminated while partners (private sector, government, donors) have continued the development of the sector. In this respect, the d... more
Nov 20, 2019
Type:
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Stoves, Testing
This presentation captures the presentations and discussion during the 2019 Climate Action and Clean Cooking Co-benefits workshop. The UNFCCC secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, and the Clean Cooking Alliance hosted the September 9-11 workshop on climate action and clean cooking co-benefits that focused on balancing practical implementation and science-based methodologies for projec... more
Oct 01, 2019
Type:
Topic: Adoption, Stoves
Based on the FAOSTAT database, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation assessed the technical potential for household biodigesters by country in Africa. The findings indicate that the number of households qualifying for such digesters amounted to 32,9 million in 2018. This is an increase of not less than 78% compared to 2006. The rise is driven by the surge in the number of agricultural household... more
Sep 24, 2019
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
This report highlights key market, financing, and regulatory challenges related to the scale-up of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a cooking fuel, particularly for those low-income families living at the “base of the pyramid” (BoP). The content was developed from information acquired through a technical assistance engagement the Clean Cooking Alliance and ENEA Consulting delivered to ... more
Jul 25, 2019
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels, Cooking Industry Catalyst
Country: India

 

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Jun 30, 2019
Type: Research Report
Topic:
Global
Clean cooking programs are cross-cutting in nature, providing co-benefits to health, the climate, the environment, gender equality, and livelihoods. Thus, cross-sectoral collaboration serves to strengthen programs. Toward that goal, the Clean Cooking Alliance, PATH, and partners created the “Cross-sectoral Collaboration for Clean Cooking” package, which is divided into several componen... more
Jun 19, 2019
Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Global
The Clean Cooking Alliance's 2018 Annual Report showcases progress made by the Alliance and its partners. Under the theme “Investment. Innovation. Impact,” the new report highlights major milestones and trends while featuring voices from across the clean cooking sector, including an entrepreneur and manufacturer in Africa, a health worker in Nepal, and consumers in China.
May 13, 2019
Type:
Topic: Standards, Stoves
Global
An experpt from the most recent issue of ISOFocus Magazine, this issue features new sustainable technologies and practices. Specifically, this publication covers household air pollution and how its still a major concern for billions of people around the world, cutting lives short, damaging the environment and putting huge burdens on healthcare systems. Scaling access to cleaner, more mod... more
May 01, 2019
Type: Journal Article
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Standards, Stoves, Testing
Country: Rwanda
Apr 05, 2019
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Cooking Industry Catalyst
Global
The 2019 Clean Cooking Industry Snapshot is a first-of-its-kind publication that highlights investment and business model innovation in the clean cooking sector. The report gauges progress toward a sustainable and inclusive clean cooking industry, based on investment, operational, and financial performance data provided by more than 40 companies.
Mar 06, 2019
Type: Factsheet
Topic: Humanitarian, Women/Gender
Global
Over 134 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance today. Although a robust humanitarian system exists to provide food, shelter, and medical assistance, many crisis-affected people lack access to adequate fuel and technologies to safely cook their meals. This fact sheet explains the need for cleaner fuels and more efficient stoves for refugees and displaced people and summarizes the wo... more
Mar 01, 2019
Type:
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Standards, Stoves, Testing
This Q&A document provides further information regarding the Request for Proposals for Field Study to Provide Emissions Performance Metrics of Stove/Fuel Combinations and Fuel Consumption During Normal Usage in Homes in Haiti and the Request for Proposals for Stove Use Study in Urban Haiti 
Dec 05, 2018
Type:
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Standards, Stoves, Testing
This is the presentation of a live webinar from November 28th. The webinar discussed in-field black carbon emissions of liquid, gas, and high-performing biomass stoves by examining the preliminary results of field studies in Nepal and Rwanda.      
Dec 04, 2018
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Cooking Industry Catalyst
Global
This Post-Event Report summarizes key takeways and quotes from the Clean Cooking Investment Forum (CCIF) 2018. This first-of-its-kind, private sector-oriented conference convened business leaders, investors, donors, and government representatives to collaborate on developing a clean cooking industry at scale. The CCIF took place on 5-6 November 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Nov 13, 2018
Type: Research Report
Topic: Women/Gender
This report summarizes the baseline data from an experimental study that aims to identify and understand any fluctuations in time use patterns and changes in the quality of time for 55 households in rural Kenya after a switch in cooking technologies.
Jun 29, 2018
Type: Case Study
Topic:
Accenture Development Partnerships developed a presentation as part of an Alliance-hosted roundtable on June 29, 2018 that focused on the key findings of a recently released report Financing Growth in the Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Market: An Analysis and Recommendations, which evaluated the market challenges that continue to impede investment flows in cookstoves and fuels enterprises. T... more
Jun 20, 2018
Type: Strategic Document
Topic: Standards, Stoves, Testing
Global
The first international standard for laboratory testing of cookstoves was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Developed and approved by international experts from 45 countries, the new standard includes protocols to test and report the emissions, efficiency, safety, and durability of cookstoves in a lab setting. The standard is expected to serve as the basis for ... more
May 01, 2018
Type: Case Study
Topic: Humanitarian
Country: Rwanda
This report assesses the social and economic impacts of a pilot project by social enterprise Inyenyeri to introduce the Mimi Moto stove and biomass fuel pellets as a cooking solution into Kigeme refugee camp, Rwanda. The project employed a market-based approach in which refugees used cash transfers to purchase pellets. Using a combination of quantitative data and informant interviews, the Internat... more
Apr 24, 2018
Type: Case Study
Topic: Humanitarian
Global
For the fourth consecutive year, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and several partners hosted the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Humanitarian Workshop to build capacity and convene the diverse group of actors engaged in providing energy solutions to crisis-affected people.  The event was a critical opportunity to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and facilitate collabor... more
Mar 29, 2018
Type: Research Report
Topic:
The 2017 partner survey is part of an annual effort to gather partner feedback on the Alliance’s overall impact and performance. The 2017 survey results highlight areas that partners believe the Alliance can add greater value as it transitions into phase 3 of its market-enabling initiative, as well as identify sector opportunities and objectives that should be prioritized as part of the coll... more
Mar 27, 2018
Type: Journal Article
Topic:
Global
A clean cooking energy transition necessitates effortful behaviour changes by cooks, financial decision makers, and other family members. A new inter-disciplinary CI-CHANGE model, rooted in technology adoption and behaviour change literature, provides an integrated framework to study the transition process. It provides new testable hypotheses on the how and why of the transition process using beha... more
Mar 24, 2018
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Cooking Industry Catalyst
Through a retrospective analysis of the performance of the recently closed Clean Cooking Working Capital Fund, this report explores ways to strengthen the clean cooking and fuels pipeline through better alignment of financing options and vehicles with the needs of the enterprises driving the growth of the sector across global markets. Specifically, this report examines: The factors that dire... more
Mar 16, 2018
Type: Case Study
Topic:
In 2016, the Alliance supported behavior change communication interventions in Guatemala, Ghana, Uganda, and Bangladesh. These interventions were designed to stimulate consumer purchasing behavior and build the “category” of cleaner stoves and fuels.  They were also intended to help the sector better understand how to drive increased demand and use of clean cooking products. ... more
Feb 22, 2018
Type: Tool
Topic: Fuels
Global
This handbook is one resource amongst others developed by the Alliance to strengthen the cooking fuel sector. It focuses on the challenges around the following four themes: reorienting business model priorities, modeling available supply, prioritizing new markets, and assessing value chain sustainability.  It provides overviews of three companies selected to receive capacity building support,... more
Jan 29, 2018
Type: Research Report
Topic: Standards, Stoves
Country: Mexico
Researchers at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) combined stove and kitchen environment data from the field, emissions data from the lab, and modeling to estimate kitchen concentrations of key pollutants from commonly used plancha stoves in Mexico. The lab data included both chimney and fugitive emissions, allowing a clear separation of pollutants that remain in the home... more
Jan 24, 2018
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels
Global
Acumen started a journey to help bring energy to the 1.6 billion people living without electricity. Since then, they have invested $22.1 million in 20 energy companies to impact 81 million lives. But what does it mean? Did the lives of these 81 million people improve, and how? These are the questions Acumen seeks to answer. The Energy Impact Report analyzes the results of Acumen's 2017 Lean D... more
Jan 21, 2018
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Nepal
This document provides the background and results for a community-based injury survey conducted in two districts in Nepal. The survey also includes a burns portion.
Jan 21, 2018
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Nepal
This document goes over the process that HERD International used to create, implement, and test a community-based injury survey with a burn module.
Jan 01, 2018
Type:
Topic:
Global
Dec 14, 2017
Type: Progress Report
Topic:
Dec 13, 2017
Type: Case Study
Topic: Women/Gender
Dec 13, 2017
Type: Case Study
Topic: Women/Gender
Country: Kenya
Nov 15, 2017
Type: Case Study
Topic: Women/Gender
Household air pollution (HAP) is the eighth leading risk factor for global disease burden, contributing to 2.9 million annual premature deaths. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes likes stillbirth, preeclampsia, preterm birth, low birth weight, reduced fetal head circumference, miscarriage, and intra-uterine fetal growth retardation (IUGR). More recently, a stu... more
Nov 13, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
The People-Centered Accelerator, which aims to advance gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment in the sustainable energy sector, has launched at COP23 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The Accelerator, supported by multiple partners, including the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and led by SEforALL, aims to enhance clean energy access for the poorest people who will not... more
Nov 01, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic:
This report summarizes findings from baseline assessments conducted as part of an evaluation to assess the impacts of four initiatives selected by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to receive funding to implement a range of behavior change communication (BCC) interventions in Kenya, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. The evaluation’s primary goal is to identify which BCC interventions support s... more
Oct 19, 2017
Type:
Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
Advancements in gender equality and women’s empowerment over the last few decades include increased access to education for girls, significant improvements in maternal and child health, increased access to reproductive health services, improvements in women’s economic status, and declining rates of child marriage. Nonetheless, major barriers remain. By including gender equality and wom... more
Oct 11, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Improved cookstoves (ICS) have great potential to reduce the negative effects of cooking emissions, and products can be beneficial for users ranging from rural villagers to high-end consumers. However, despite the high potential for social impact, ICS manufacturers and distributors struggle with low margins, poor customer adoption, and lagging business growth. To tackle these issues, the MIT D-La... more
Sep 23, 2017
Type: Country Action Plan
Topic:
Country: Haiti
In response to the need for clean cooking in Haiti, in 2016 Global Affairs Canada commissioned the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance) to develop an Action Plan, to serve as a high-level strategic framework for transforming the cookstoves and fuels market in Haiti. The Action Plan provides a strategy for sector development based on field assessments, research reports, and extensive... more
Sep 21, 2017
Type:
Topic: Health
Black carbon (BC) emissions from household cookstoves consuming solid fuel produce approximately 25 percent of total anthropogenic BC emissions. The short atmospheric lifetime of BC means that reducing BC emissions would result in a faster climate response than mitigating CO2 and other long-lived greenhouse gases. This study presents the results of optical BC measurements of two new cookstove emis... more
Sep 19, 2017
Type: Case Study
Topic: Women/Gender
Global
A growing body of evidence shows how companies can benefit from investing in women as employees, entrepreneurs, customers, and community partners. Such investments help companies in several ways, from broadening the talent pool to increasing productivity, providing an opportunity to transform local and global markets. International Finance Corporation's new report, Investing in Women: Ne... more
Sep 07, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic:
This working paper is part of the larger World Resources Report Towards a More Equal City, which views sustainability as composed of three interrelated issues: the economy, the environment, and equity. We use the equitable provision of urban services as the premise for examining whether meeting the needs of the under-served can improve the other two dimensions of sustainability.
Sep 06, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
In May 2015 the World Health Organization published a Technical Note on how WHO will report in 2017 to the United Nations General Assembly on the progress achieved in the implementation of national commitments included in the 2011 UN Political Declaration and the 2014 UN Outcome Document on NCDs. The Technical Note was updated in September 2017 to ensure alignment with the updated set of WHO &lsqu... more
Aug 01, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Monitoring and Evaluation
Country: Haiti
The Alliance, as part of the Global Affairs Canada funded development of The Haiti Action Plan to Transform the Market for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, commissioned Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to conduct a country-wide geospatial mapping of charcoal and fuelwood renewability. Hosting both high rates of charcoal use and a well-documented history of land cover change, Haiti has long been up... more
Jul 25, 2017
Type: Tool
Topic: Stoves
This handbook presents insights and methodologies from recent biomass cookstove R&D programs at multiple institutions to achieve higher performance, lower cost, and improved usability. This handbook will help cookstove designers and enterprises to integrate the latest R&D innovations into their products and support further innovation.
Jul 14, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Bangladesh
Indoor air pollution is a major environmental health problem affecting many developed and developing countries alike. Exposure to high levels of some pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, can even result in immediate death. This study explored the knowledge of women on indoor air pollution (IAP) and its perceived effects on women’s health in rural Bangladesh.
Jun 29, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
The fourth edition of the StovePlus Academy titled Business Development for Improved Cookstoves and Innovative Fuels was held from 20-24 February 2017 at the Knowledge for Development Center of the Central Philippine University Campus in Iloilo City, Philippines. StovePlus Program (www.stoveplus.org) of the Group for Environment Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) organized the training-worksh... more
Mar 01, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels
Country: Haiti
The Alliance, as part of the Global Affairs Canada funded development of The Haiti Action Plan to Transform the Market for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, commissioned ENEA to assess the potential for alternative fuels in Haiti. The study presents a comparison of seven potential alternatives to charcoal and firewood: improved charcoal, charbriquettes, non-carbonized briquettes, pellets, ethanol, LPG, ... more
Feb 08, 2017
Type: Case Study
Topic:
Global
Pilot Innovatin Fund (PIF): Lessons Learned captures clean cookstoves and fuels financing, distribution, manufacturing, and design case studies from several Alliance partners under the PIF program. PIF provides grants of up to $150,000 to finance game-changing technology and business model innovations.
Feb 02, 2017
Type: Country Action Plan
Topic: Livelihoods, Stoves
En partenariat avec le gouvernement du Canada, l'Alliance mondiale pour les foyers améliorés (l’Alliance) est en train d'élaborer une stratégie et un plan d'action national pour accélérer le développement du marché des foyers propres et efficaces en Haïti. La phase de conception de ce plan compte sur la contribution des... more
Feb 02, 2017
Type: Country Action Plan
Topic: Livelihoods, Stoves
In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is developing a comprehensive strategy and national action plan for catalyzing the market for clean and efficient cookstoves in Haiti. The plan design phase relies on input from key government ministries, in-country partners, Haitian stakeholders, local champions, donors, manufacturers, non-government... more
Feb 01, 2017
Type: Research Report
Topic: Standards, Stoves, Testing
Global

Nearly 40% of the world cooks on open fires or inefficient biomass-fueled cookstoves. The resulting smoke is a health hazard, contributing to an estimated 4 million premature deaths per year, as well as a major source of black carbon emissions. One solution is the introduction of improved, clean-burning biomass cookstoves. One of the most challenging components is the combustor, which must oper... more

Jan 26, 2017
Type: Tool
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global
The Fuel Analysis, Comparison & Integration Tool (FACIT) provides interactive access to data and information generated from a comparative analysis conducted from 2015-2016. The study, titled Comparative Analysis of Fuels for Cooking: Life Cycle Environmental Impacts and Economic and Social Consideration, evaluated relevant environmental impacts associated with production, distribution, and use... more
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
Nov 21, 2016
Type: Journal Article
Topic: Health
Global
Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) has been linked to systemic inflammation. This study determined the impact of transition from traditional firewood/kerosene stove to bioethanol burning stove on inflammatory biomarkers in pregnant Nigerian women.
Nov 17, 2016
Type: Case Study
Topic: Fuels

This case study provides a detailed overview of the results and lessons learned from the EcoZoom East Africa’s Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF) project. As part of the third round of PIF, EcoZoom tested three distribution models for pellet fuel, including working with Community Health Volunteers (CHVs). EcoZoom a... more

Nov 15, 2016
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: China
A new Alliance-funded review titled “Residential Solid Fuel Combustion and Impacts on Air Quality and Human Health in Mainland China” found that approximately 600 million Chinese people are still using coal or biomass fuels for cooking, and almost 30% of households continue to heat their homes with solid fuels.
Nov 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Cooking Industry Catalyst
Country: Haiti
The Alliance, as part of the Global Affairs Canada funded development of The Haiti Action Plan to Transform the Market for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, conducted a high-level assessment of the Haitian market for cookstoves and fuels. This document provides a snapshot of the cookstoves sector in Haiti in terms of supply, demand, and the enabling environment. It should be used in conjunction with res... more
Nov 01, 2016
Type: Strategic Document
Topic: Adoption, Standards, Testing
Country: Haiti
The Alliance, as part of the Global Affairs Canada funded development of The Haiti Action Plan to Transform the Market for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, commissioned CLASP to assess how Standards and Labeling (S&L) can drive scale and advancement in the Haitian market and to identify appropriate S&L options for the Haitian context.  Haiti’s current market and sociopolitical landsc... more
Nov 01, 2016
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate, Fuels, Health, Livelihoods, Stoves, Testing
Country: Haiti
The Alliance, as part of the Global Affairs Canada funded development of The Haiti Action Plan to Transform the Market for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, commissioned Berkeley Air and the Haiti Institute of Energy to conduct a rapid in-field assessment to explore the acceptability of carbonized agricultural waste briquettes as cooking fuel compared to charcoal and to validate anecdotal accounts ... more
Oct 24, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic:
Global

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... more

Oct 24, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic:
Global

Under the Social Impact Measurement System, there is a set of indicators based on key domains of social and economic impact in the clean cooking sector: livelihoods, time use, adoption, household finances, empowerment/agency, status, safety/protection, and drudgery. To develop these indicators, we drew from the existing body of research on women and access to/use of energy, as well as metrics f... more

Oct 24, 2016
Type: Tool
Topic: Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global
The Alliance, in collaboration with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), has created a set of indicators, methodologies, and tools for measuring the diverse social and economic impacts of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels initiatives. For users of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels, the social and economic impacts may include reductions in the amount of time required... more
Oct 16, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global

The purpose of this survey is to measure changes at the individual and household levels as a result of using the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel. This baseline survey should be conducted soon (ideally, within 2 weeks) after users buy or receive the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel. The goal is to ask users to reflect on life BEFORE they acquired the clean and/or efficient cookstove/f... more

Oct 14, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Adoption, Consumer Segmentation, Fuels, Cooking Industry Catalyst, 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
Oct 14, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global

The purpose of this survey is to summarize the social impacts of the organization’s model/operations. The survey provides insights into the social impacts that clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel organizations can have, particularly through the employment opportunities they provide to members of the community (and the quality of those jobs). This social impact survey is meant to be cond... more

Oct 14, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global

The purpose of this survey is to measure changes at the individual and household levels as a result of using the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel. This follow-up survey should be conducted with the same users who took part in the baseline, phone version of the User Social Impact Survey when 6 months (or 1 year) have passed since the users first bought or received the clean and/or efficient... more

Oct 14, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global

The purpose of this survey is to measure changes at the individual and household levels as a result of using the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel. This follow-up survey should be conducted with the same users who took part in the baseline in-person User Social Impact Survey when 6 months (or 1 year) have passed since the users first bought or received the clean and/or efficient cookstove/f... more

Oct 14, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global

The purpose of this survey is to capture changes that occur in the lives of employees/entrepreneurs as a result of their employment/affiliation with the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel organization. This follow-up survey should be conducted 6 months (or 1 year) after the employee or entrepreneur is hired or becomes affiliated with the organization with the same employees/entrepreneurs who... more

Oct 14, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global

The purpose of this survey is to measure changes at the individual and household levels as a result of using the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel. This baseline survey should be conducted soon (ideally, within 2 weeks) after users buy or receive the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel. The goal is to ask users to reflect on life BEFORE they acquired the clean and/or efficient cookstove/f... more

Oct 14, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Adoption, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women/Gender
Global

The purpose of this survey is to capture changes that occur in the lives of employees/entrepreneurs as a result of their employment/affiliation with the clean and/or efficient cookstove/fuel organization. This baseline survey should be conducted soon (ideally, within 2 weeks) after a new employee or entrepreneur is hired or becomes affiliated with the organization. The goal is to ask employees/... more

Aug 31, 2016
Type: Research Report
Topic: Humanitarian, Women/Gender
As aid agencies and NGOs worldwide increase their focus on providing lifesaving aid, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves wants to ensure that the critical energy needs of crisis-affected people are met, especially those of the women and girls, who risk their safety just to collect the fuel needed to cook their families’ meals. This paper outlines evidence and highlight gaps in knowledge on th... more
Jun 24, 2016
Type:
Topic:
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks applicants that are specifically focused on clean fuel supply chains. The Alliance and its partner, ENEA Consulting, will provide capacity building to 3-5 fuel enterprises with an emphasis on supporting commercially viable and scalable enterprises focusing on efficient biomass fuel supply chains.
Jun 16, 2016
Type: Case Study
Topic: Fuels, Health
Country: Iran Global
Long-term exposure to household air pollution from lighting, cooking or heating with fuels such as kerosene or diesel may increase the risk of heart attacks and death. Burning cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, was associated with a lower risk of death, say experts. One-half the world's population lives in poverty and burns fuels for lighting, cooking and heating.
Jun 01, 2016
Type:
Topic: Humanitarian
Global
This publication provides a snapshot of available technologies, existing projects, and current knowledge on implementing cooking interventions in humanitarian settings. It profiles two fully scaled cooking projects that have changed the lives of refugees and IDPs in Ethiopia and Sudan, and features several innovations – fuels, cooking technology, and distribution models – that have the... more
May 18, 2016
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Global
Household air pollution is the single most important environmental health risk worldwide, and women and children are at particularly high risk from exposure. This global report provides new data on the still-pervasive use of polluting fuels for home cooking, lighting and heating, as well as an in-depth look at the impacts on women and children. By cleaning up household energy, we have an unprece... more
Apr 10, 2016
Type: Research Report
Topic: Fuels
Country: India, China
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) conducted research to provide data and tools that inform decisions regarding clean cookstoves and fuels for China and India. A life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted to compare the environmental footprint of current and possible fuels used for cooking in these two countries. This report provides the life-cycle inventory (LCI) environmental tra... 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 28, 2016
Type: Tool
Topic: Health, Monitoring and Evaluation
Global
Given the value of impact assessment to the Alliance’s mission and to the goals of its partners, the Alliance has created a guide showcasing a collection of tools and resources with instructions for how to use them and learn how to appropriately apply them. This guide is intended to provide a “one stop shop” for Alliance partners and others working in the clean cooking sector. Th... more
Mar 24, 2016
Type: Journal Article
Topic: Humanitarian
Country: Kenya
This Boiling Point issue explores diverse aspects of emergency energy access, including report summaries, best practices and expert responses. Today there are more than 59.5 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide that have fled their homes due to war and conflict, and another 97 million people that have been affected by natural disasters. Many of these people have no opt... more
Mar 12, 2016
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Testing
Global
Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers (RTKCs) have the expertise to provide quality assurance, support product development, and general technical support. To ensure that these organizations have a long-term presence in the sector, the Alliance, in partnership with I-Dev International, has developed at comprehensive sustainability planning toolkit. This framework guides RTKCs through a 30-day proc... 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 Finance
Country: Guatemala
Este estudio es parte del Segmentación de Mercados para Estufas Mejoradas y Combustibles Limpios en Guatemala y examina opportunidades de financiamiento al consumidor para la compra de cstufas mejoradas y combustibles limpios en Guatemala, incluyendo Instituciones Microfinancieras (IMFs), tiendas y almacenes, financiamiento por parte de empleadores, y financiamiento interno.
Mar 01, 2016
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Guatemala
This report is part of the broader Market Segmentation: Improved Cookstoves and Clean Fuels in Guatemala and closely examines consumer finance opportunities for improved cookstoves and fuels in Guatemala, including MFIs, product retailer, employer-sponsored financing and in house financing.

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