The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Launches Its Annual Results Reporting Survey for 2012!
This survey will be used to measure global progress towards the adoption of cleaner, more efficient cooking technologies and fuels. All partners are strongly encouraged to submit data on their program’s activities between January 1, 2012-December 31, 2012.
Evaluating Progress & Measuring Success
The objective of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities is to provide a credible and pragmatic framework to measure the outputs, intermediate outcomes, and long-term impacts that result from the sector’s activities. There is broad consensus across the sector that evidence of clean cookstove and fuels sales alone do not guarantee benefits. Rather, sales represent one aspect of the ‘results chain’ towards sustained adoption and benefits (see figure 1). As such, it is valuable to track the number of cookstoves sold and adopted as an important indicator of progress, without losing sight of the need to also assess outcomes and impacts through other approaches and measures.
Monitoring and Evaluation Efforts in 2013
Historically, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Partnership for Clean Indoor Air has led our sector’s efforts to track annual progress within the cookstoves sector, with a focus on recognizing partner accomplishments, publicizing collective results of efforts in the field, and tracking global progress in the use of cleaner, more efficient cooking and heating technologies and fuels.
The Alliance is Seeking Feedback
The Alliance is developing a framework to be used in Phase I of its activities for measuring progress towards the goal of 100 million households adopting clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.
Home is Where Health Begins
During the 65th World Health Assembly held in Geneva from May 21 to 26, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves co-hosted with the U.S. Mission Public Affairs Office, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Missions of Kenya and Norway, a side event panel discussion entitled Clean Cookstoves: Home is Where Health Begins.