Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/61680
Authors: 
Bensch, Gunther
Peters, Jörg
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Ruhr Economic Papers 306
Abstract: 
With 2.7 billion people relying on woodfuels for cooking in developing countries, the dissemination of improved cooking stoves (ICS) is frequently considered an effective instrument to combat deforestation particularly in arid countries. This paper evaluates the impacts of an ICS dissemination project in urban Senegal on charcoal consumption using data collected among 624 households. The virtue of our data is that it allows for rigorously estimating charcoal savings by accounting for both household characteristics and meal-specific cooking patterns. We find average savings of 25 percent per dish. In total, the intervention reduces the Senegalese charcoal consumption by around 1 percent.
Subjects: 
Impact evaluation
energy access
cooking fuels
deforestation
Africa
JEL: 
O13
O22
Q41
Q56
ISBN: 
978-3-86788-351-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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