I'd like to draw your attention to the above knowldge brief by Inge C. van den Berg, senior oil and gas specialist at the Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project within the World Bank Group’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice. The blog shares lessons from operations in this sector. I have pasted the abstract below.
Adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a clean cooking solution is lagging behind Kenya's 2030 development goal, despite several government initiatives along the LPG value chain. Until now, the government's strategy focused on reducing the cost of LPG and increasing its use among lower-income Kenyans. Sustainable uptake may be accelerated by taking vigorous regulatory steps to reduce the consumer price and minimize unlicensed LPG sales. Some measures include reviewing the economics underpinning the intervention, creating an enabling environment for LPG adoption by upper- and middle-income groups, developing annual uptake targets, and devising a better metric to measure progress.
Access the full blog at http://hdl.handle.net/10986/30391. For related blogs please visit the World Bank Group’s Open Knowledge Repository to browse the Live Wire collection and download the issues important to you: www.worldbank.org/energy/livewire
I would like to draw your attention of my recent blog “Cooking helped us survive… modern energy cooking services can make us thrive”
Please kindly note that we have deliberately use the term “modern energy cooking service”. I highlighted “modern” instead of “clean” with the purpose to capture multiple dimensions/attributes of cooking (e.g. clean/health, efficiency, convenience, affordability, availability, and safety which the multi-tier framework is already measuring). I also highlighted “service” to emphasize the need to focus on end users and their preferences. Without focusing on the end users’ needs and their context in mind, any interventions are unlikely to be successful and sustainable. Let’s ensure we have these elements in our ECCH projects design and implementation in order to have more successful stories.
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