Nepal

Every country around the world faces different challenges based on multiple factors, including: population, economy, and location. Below you’ll find valuable information about how cooking on traditional cookstoves affects this country, as well as about the opportunities for moving to clean cooking solutions.


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GENERAL INFORMATION

Region
Asia
Country
Nepal
Population Size ('000)
27,474,377
GDP per capital (USD)
$690.21
Income per day (USD)
$1.89
Urban Population
17%
Rural Population
83%
Average Household size
5

HEALTH

Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking
80%
Number of people affected by HAP
21,979,502
Number of households affected by HAP
4,055,549
Number of deaths per year
19,533
Number of child deaths per year from HAP
4,524
Urban population using solid fuels
36.30%
Rural population using solid fuels
91.40%
Population using wood for cooking
75.20%
Population using dung for cooking
8.00%
Population using charcoal for cooking
0.10%
Population using coal for cooking
0.00%
Population using kerosene for cooking
3.50%
Population using gas for cooking
12.60%
Population using electricity for cooking
0.10%
Population using other fuels for cooking
0.50%

COOKSTOVES BY COMPARISON

Percentage with access to improved water
88%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation
35%
Diarrhea deaths per year
13,900
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution
800
Deaths per year from malaria
0
Deaths per year from tuberculosis
6,200
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS
200
Annual PM10 [mg/m3]*
27

BUSINESS/MARKET

Existence and success of businesses/social enterprises
high
Infrastructure strength score
1.81
Prevailance of lending institutions
47
Number of borrowers
707,000
Penetration of Credit Unions
2.77%
Ease of doing business score *
107
Lending interest rate
8 %
Starting business score *
100
Getting credit score *
67
Protecting investors score *
79
Trading across borders score *
162

GENDER

Overall women's empowerment indicator score *
0.6084
Economic participation and opportunity score *
0.5174
Educational attainment score *
0.7806
Health and survival score *
0.9612
Political empowerment score *
0.1743
Percentage of girls in school
no data
Literacy rate of women
47%

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Environmental problems
deforestation, soil erosion, water pollution
Environmental considerations
glaciers, acute fuelwood scarcity
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
0.12

COOKSTOVE ADOPTION INDICATORS

Population using improved biomass cookstoves (%)
6%
Primary Fuel Used
Wood
Access to clean fuels (% of population with access to electricity and gas)
13%