Clean and Efficient Cooking Technologies and Fuels

Clean and Efficient Cooking Technologies and Fuels

The fuel-efficient cookstoves and clean fuels sector is evolving rapidly, enabling cross-cutting solutions that can achieve greater development impacts. Download the toolkit »

With proper design and implementation, cookstove programs have the potential to improve the health, livelihoods and environment for the three billion people who still rely on traditional stoves and solid fuels to feed their families.

This toolkit can be used by various stakeholders, but is primarily aimed at bringing USG staff and external project developers and implementers up-to-speed on significant developments in the cookstove sector in recent years. The goal is to showcase, through accurate and up-to-date information and links, the manner in which cookstove projects can achieve impacts across a range of sectors, from forestry, energy and environment to livelihoods and income generation, not to mention health, school feeding, and women’s empowerment. The toolkit provides an overview of how the cookstove sector is evolving, best practices and key challenges.

You may download the entire toolkit using the link above, or download individual modules below:

Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 1

Introduction

The toolkit provides an overview of how the cookstove sector is evolving, best practices and key challenges. Download Module 1 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 2

Growing Research and Evidence Base Around Health

Health impacts from exposure to smoke from solid fuels, the exposure reductions needed to reduce health impacts, and the challenges in achieving exposure reduction. Download Module 2 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 3

Climate Impacts of Traditional Stoves and Fuels

Deforestation and emissions caused by the harvesting and burning of solid fuels for cooking is a significant contributor to global climate change. Download Module 3 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 4

International Standards and Testing

Standards and testing help stakeholders evaluate product performance, safety and quality, but they also encourage manufacturers to improve product performance for competitive advantage in marketplace. Download Module 4 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 5

Technological Innovation in Cookstoves and Fuels

Improved technologies and fuels currently available for household, institutional and commercial use; recent advancements in research and design; and production strategies. Download Module 5 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 6

Consumer Preferences and Stove Adoption

Background, guidance, importance, assessment, the confounding effect of stove stacking, and how and why to monitor stove use. Download Module 6 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 7

Market-Based Approaches and Financing

Creating a market entails getting the right logistics, incentives, financing and partnerships to reach even the most remote users, requiring innovative efforts to overcome these challenges. Download Module 7 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 8

Cross-Sectoral Collaboration

Results are often linked to energy, health and environment objectives, but also support gender, socioeconomic, humanitarian response and protection, commercial cooking and school feeding programs. Download Module 8 »
Cooking Technologies & Fuels Toolkit Module 9

Monitoring and Evaluation

Clean and efficient cookstove and fuel programs can support numerous development priorities, but the effectiveness of programs must be quantified to properly inform decisions at program and policy levels. Download Module 9 »

Last updated: March 22, 2018

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