Assessment of Nepal Consumer Needs, Preferences, and Willingness to Pay for Improved Cookstoves: Kitchen Performance Test and Stove Usage Results

In this project Berkeley Air applied technical field testing methods to explore questions about adoption and fuel efficiency for a group of improved cookstoves in Nepal that were being evaluated as part of the United States Agency for International Development-funded WASHplus project: Assessment of Nepal Consumer Needs, Preferences, and Willingness to Pay for Improved Cookstoves. Berkeley Air initially trained and faciliated Controlled Cooking Tests (CCT) with participants in Kathmandu, and then implemented a subsequent field study to measure stove use and fuel efficiency with stove use monitors and Kitchen Performance Tests (KPT), respectively. This latter arm of the project took place in two rural locations in Nepal with a total sample size of 150 stoves.

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