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The True Cost of Using Tradfitional Fuels in a Humanitarian Setting, Case Study of the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp

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Modified date: 03/01/2018

The True Cost of Using Tradfitional Fuels in a Humanitarian Setting, Case Study of the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp

Categories

Relevant sector: Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Needs Assessment & Analysis, Review & Evaluation

Language of the document: English


Author

Morgane Rivoal, James Haselip

Organization

UNEP DTU Partnership, Technical University of Denmark

Description

This study is the first Cost Benefit Analysis carried out for a cooking intervention in a humanitarian setting, comparing LPG stoves against a baseline scenario in which families are using three-stones fires and biomass. The aim of this research is to bring an economic rationale to the core of the humanitarian decision-making process in examining the specific issue of cooking in the Nyarugusu refugee camp. The current combination of woodfuel and inefficient cookstoves carries many hidden costs resulting in numerous negative externalities. These costs have been identified and valued using a monetary metric. In conducting this research, we pursued two objectives: To calculate the benefit-cost ratio of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stove program in the camp, and to assess the Willingness-To-Pay (WTP), among the camp’s residents, for LPG.

Year of publication

2018