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Who adopts improved fuels and cookstoves? A systematic review.

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Lewis, JJ; Pattanayak, SK
Published in: Environmental health perspectives
May 2012

The global focus on improved cookstoves (ICSs) and clean fuels has increased because of their potential for delivering triple dividends: household health, local environmental quality, and regional climate benefits. However, ICS and clean fuel dissemination programs have met with low rates of adoption.We reviewed empirical studies on ICSs and fuel choice to describe the literature, examine determinants of fuel and stove choice, and identify knowledge gaps.We conducted a systematic review of the literature on the adoption of ICSs or cleaner fuels by households in developing countries. Results are synthesized through a simple vote-counting meta-analysis.We identified 32 research studies that reported 146 separate regression analyses of ICS adoption (11 analyses) or fuel choice (135 analyses) from Asia (60%), Africa (27%), and Latin America (19%). Most studies apply multivariate regression methods to consider 7-13 determinants of choice. Income, education, and urban location were positively associated with adoption in most but not all studies. However, the influence of fuel availability and prices, household size and composition, and sex is unclear. Potentially important drivers such as credit, supply-chain strengthening, and social marketing have been ignored.Adoption studies of ICSs or clean energy are scarce, scattered, and of differential quality, even though global distribution programs are quickly expanding. Future research should examine an expanded set of contextual variables to improve implementation of stove programs that can realize the "win-win-win" of health, local environmental quality, and climate associated with these technologies.

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Environmental health perspectives

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EISSN

1552-9924

ISSN

0091-6765

Publication Date

May 2012

Volume

120

Issue

5

Start / End Page

637 / 645

Related Subject Headings

  • Toxicology
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Developing Countries
  • Cooking
  • Air Pollution, Indoor
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 41 Environmental sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences
 

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Lewis, J. J., & Pattanayak, S. K. (2012). Who adopts improved fuels and cookstoves? A systematic review. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(5), 637–645. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104194
Lewis, Jessica J., and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak. “Who adopts improved fuels and cookstoves? A systematic review.Environmental Health Perspectives 120, no. 5 (May 2012): 637–45. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104194.
Lewis JJ, Pattanayak SK. Who adopts improved fuels and cookstoves? A systematic review. Environmental health perspectives. 2012 May;120(5):637–45.
Lewis, Jessica J., and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak. “Who adopts improved fuels and cookstoves? A systematic review.Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 120, no. 5, May 2012, pp. 637–45. Epmc, doi:10.1289/ehp.1104194.
Lewis JJ, Pattanayak SK. Who adopts improved fuels and cookstoves? A systematic review. Environmental health perspectives. 2012 May;120(5):637–645.

Published In

Environmental health perspectives

DOI

EISSN

1552-9924

ISSN

0091-6765

Publication Date

May 2012

Volume

120

Issue

5

Start / End Page

637 / 645

Related Subject Headings

  • Toxicology
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Developing Countries
  • Cooking
  • Air Pollution, Indoor
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 41 Environmental sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences