This series aggregates and presents the World Bank`s knowledge on oil, gas, and mining in an accessible format. It is meant to assist knowledge sharing and trigger policy dialogue on topics relevant to managing natural resource wealth sustainably and responsibly. The series is produced by the Extractive Industries Unit of the World Bank. The unit serves as a global technical adviser that supports sustainable development by building capacity and providing extractive industry sector-related advisory services to resource-rich developing countries.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2011-12)
Increasing household use of liquefied
petroleum gas (LPG) is one of several pathways to meet the
goal of universal access to clean cooking and heating
solutions by 2030, as stated in the United Nations'
Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. This study examined
factors affecting household use of LPG, the state of LPG
markets in developing countries, and measures to enable more
households to shift away from solid fuels to LPG. The study
is based on three separate but complementary analyses of
factors affecting LPG use in developing countries: (1)
econometric analysis of national household expenditure
surveys in 10 developing countries that assessed the factors
influencing LPG selection and consumption; (2) examination
of LPG markets in 20 developing countries, including their
regulatory frameworks, pricing and other policies, supply
infrastructure, cylinder management, amount of information
available to the public, and activities designed to promote
household use of LPG; and (3) data from households in 110
developing countries about energy choices related to
cooking, with information on energy choice by wealth
quintile available in 63 of them.