Multi-Criteria Analysis Using the Clean Cooking Explorer Tool
The Clean Cooking Explorer uses a GIS-based multi-criteria analysis to identify the state of access to clean cooking
Approach followed in the Clean Cooking Explorer Analysis
The Supply Index is the weighted sum of normalized distances to existing infrastructure and areas with high fuel potential (for biogas). The Supply index varies according to the datasets that the user has selected from the supply side. Equation 1, shows how the index is calculated where w is a weighing factor for the i-th Normalized Supply Data set (NSD), referring to the normalized values of data under the supply group. The final displayed Normalized Su pply Index (NSI) is computed as described in equation 2.
The Demand Index is the weighted sum of normalized distances to productive uses, population density data, and international wealth index and GDP values. The Demand index varies according to the datasets that the user has selected from the demand side. Equation 1, shows how the index is calculated where w is a weighing factor for the i-th Normalized Demand Data set (NDD). The final displayed Normalized Demand Index (NDI) is computed as described in equation 2.
The explorer enables users to filter out certain results. This gives investors, policy makers,
donors and planners the ability to focus on specific parts of the study area.
This is helpful if one wishes to focus on e.g. a specific region of the country or population under the poverty line.
Using the filters, the Clean Cooking Index can be used to identify which of the priority areas have more potential depending on the datasets selected in the Demand and Supply categories.
Clean Cooking Potential Index
With the filters included the aggregated demand and
supply indices are calculated and combined to form
the Clean Cooking Potential Index.
Different weights can be applied to different datasets. Areas with high demand, close to supply systems, good fuel availability and high ability to pay have a positive impact on the Clean Cooking Potential Index.
The user can impact the importance of different datasets in the index by altering the weight of each dataset.
Finance Need Index
The Finance Need Index identifies population
and regions that may be in need of financial
assistance for adopting clean cooking solutions.
Areas with the potential to develop economic activity and a significant clean cooking demand, may require more financial support. Same also holds true for areas with lower current economic activity (low wealth and low GDP) and areas with insufficient supply (far away from supply technologies).
The Clean Cooking Explorer adheres to the data quality standards set in place by WRI's Energy Access Explorer (EAE). To view more information about data quality standards, view the technical note.