Evaluating Sustained Adoption of Inyenyeri's Improved Stove and Fuel Initiative in Rwanda

This project evaluates the impact of a private sector cookstove and fuel distribution intervention on sustained uptake of improved stove technology and fuel pellets, exposure to airborne pollutants, and household welfare in general. Inyenyeri, a private social entrepreneurship venture, will lease cookstoves and sell fuel pellets to urban and rural households in Western Rwanda. This study focuses on identifying stove use patterns and drivers of sustained adoption of the new technology and fuel. The study is being run in tandem with an NIEHS-funded study with a quasi-experimental matched case-control design. The study involves administering intensive socio-economic and health surveys to 1,200 households. The aim is to provide information to policy makers and key stakeholders on drivers of sustained adoption of use for the stove and fuel aspects of cleaner cooking.

Principal Investigator: Pamela Jagger

CPC Fellow Investigator: Valerie Flax

Funding Source: n/a United Nations Foundation

Grant Number: UNF-15-708

Funding Period: 7/1/2015 - 12/31/2016

Primary Research Area: Population Health

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