Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107506
Authors: 
Grimm, Michael
Peters, Jörg
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8719
Abstract: 
Local beer breweries in Burkina Faso absorb a considerable amount of urban woodfuel demand. We assess the woodfuel savings caused by the adoption of improved brewing stoves by these, mostly female owned, small enterprises and estimate the implied welfare effects through the woodfuel market on private households. We find substantial wood savings among the breweries and, subsequently, huge welfare gains for households. Since woodfuel is predominantly used for cooking by the poorer strata, the intervention under study is an example for a green growth intervention with pro-poor welfare gains – something green growth strategies should look for.
Subjects: 
demand for woodfuel
technology adoption
improved stoves
green growth
impact evaluation
female employment
JEL: 
D2
D6
I3
O3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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