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About P3

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While cleaner-burning stove technologies have potential health, environmental, and social benefits, efforts to disseminate these technologies have fallen short and the practice of cooking with biomass over open fires remains dominant throughout much of the developing world. The central aim of the P3 project is to study factors influencing adoption of improved cookstoves in Northern Ghana. Specifically, we look at how economic incentives (prices), social learning (peers), and subjective beliefs (perceptions) interact to influence technology adoption dynamics. We also examine supply-side factors limiting or facilitating expanded access to cleaner stoves in the study region. This work involves field experiments in both rural and more urban areas of the Kassena-Nankana Districts, using both improved biomass and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stoves. Results will inform future efforts to disseminate clean cookstoves and other welfare-enhancing technologies beyond the study area.

The P3 project is funded by grants from the NSF Economics program, the NIH Clean Cooking Implementation Science Network, and a gift from the Rathmann Family Foundation.