The East Asia and Pacific Clean Stove Initiative series is a product of the World Bank's Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program and aims to scale up access to clean cooking and heating stoves for poor, primarily rural households, who are likely to continue using solid fuels beyond 2030.
The structure of this report reflects
the directional organization of the study. Chapter two
offers a detailed descriptive analysis of national- and
regional-level household fuelwood use, supplemented by a
detailed analysis of fuelwood consumption and expenditure
among rural and peri-urban households. Chapter three
discusses the health and gender-related issues linked to
Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) exposure resulting from use of
energy-inefficient cook stoves. A detailed analysis of
potential exposure and risk factors is given as an example,
using data from the case study. Chapter four analyzes
household demand for cook stoves and the supply chain in the
case study area, while chapter five presents the
intervention strategy to promote improved cook stoves.
Chapter six proposes a complementary pilot project for
promoting the use of household biogas systems utilizing an
alternative financing approach. Finally, chapter seven concludes.