Improved cookstoves in Central America: health impacts and uptake

    This discussion brief summarizes a desk study carried out by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and commissioned by the World Bank. The study distils recent research linking cleaner cookstoves to health gains at the household level and offer insights into what type of technical solutions can have an impact in Central America. It also provides a snapshot of the sector in terms of technologies being adopted and their potential for improving household health.