WASHplus Weekly – Focus on Cookstove Adoption

April 27, 2012 · 0 comments

Issue 53 April 27, 2012 | Focus on Cookstove Adoption

This WASHplus Weekly contains 2011 and 2011 reports and videos about factors that affect the adoption of cookstoves. Several studies show that income and education are positively associated with adoption in most cases. However, potentially important factors such as credit, supply-chain strengthening, and social marketing have been ignored. The resources below include global reviews about cookstove adoption and country reports from Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. Videos from Columbia and Stanford universities discuss social and other factors that influenced cookstove adoption in Bangladesh and India.

As many of you already know, there is also a debate currently underway that includes posts on Washington Post and New York Times blogs and elsewhere about a Brian Palmer editorial on a study in India entitled Up in Smoke and Palmer’s conclusion that “we’re not yet ready to distribute clean stoves worldwide.” We’ve posted a link to the editorial and will also be tracking responses to this editorial on the WASHplus Indoor Air Pollution Updates.

Please let WASHplus know at any time if you have resources to share for future issues of WASHplus Weekly or if you have suggestions for future topics. An archive of past Weekly issues is available on the WASHplus website.

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