Country Action Plan

Bangladesh Country Action Plan for Clean Cookstoves (CAP) defines what is needed to kick-start
and develop the Bangladesh clean cookstove market. The CAP makes the case for taking immediate
action towards achieving the goal of 100% clean cooking solutions by 2030.

It identifies key barriers to the large scale adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels, the desired outcomes
if these barriers are removed, as well as potential intervention options and mechanisms for quickly
and effectively taking action. Stakeholders have incorporated their thoughts and understanding and
have tailored this CAP for Bangladesh’s cookstoves and fuels market, social customs, infrastructure
and for the task of combating challenges like deforestation, indoor air pollution etc.

The target of this CAP is to disseminate cookstoves to over 30 million households in Bangladesh
by 2030: current market penetration represents just 3% of the target potential, indicating the
scale of the challenge and the critical need for a more coordinated, innovative and integrated
approach. An approved national action plan is a key step to strengthen overall planning (avoid
duplication), coordination (share best practices) and collaboration (increase synergies and capitalize
on economies of scale) amongst relevant sector actors with the ultimate goal to create a sustainable
market and to scale up current interventions.

In light of the above, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government
of Bangladesh has taken the lead in developing a CAP through involvement and input from wider
stakeholders of the sector with technical and financial support from the Global Alliance for Clean
Cookstoves (GACC) (see annex 5 for more information on GACC’s market enabling approach) and
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation. GIZ Bangladesh also facilitated the initiative, along
with USAID and the World Bank.