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Impact of improved stoves on indoor air quality in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (English)

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is the coldest capital city in the world, with average winter low temperatures of -20° Celsius. Many families there live in gers, traditional Mongolian dwellings consisting of a wooden frame beneath several layers of wool felt. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper ESM313 NOV 01, 2005

Smith, Kirk R.; Edwards, Rufus; Cowlin, Shannon; Kaufmann, Rachel B.

Environment matters at the World Bank - annual review 2005 (English)

In line with one of the major themes in the Bank's Environment Strategy, this 2005 annual review is devoted to the theme of environmental health. ... See More +

Publication 34110 JUN 30, 2005

Smith, Kirk R.; Ahmed, Kulsum; Penalosa, Enrique; Trace, Simon; Tsutsui, Eri; Leitner, Kerstin Dr.; Procee, Paul; Kaufmann, Rachel; Awe, Yewande; Tynan, Ellen; Constant, Samantha; Sarraf, Maria; Acharya, Anjali; Bojo, Ian [editor]; Ruta, Giovanni

Indoor air pollution associated with household fuel use in India : an exposure assessment and modeling exercise in rural districts of Andhra Pradesh (English)

Indoor air pollutants associated with combustion of solid fuels in households of developing countries are now recognized as a major source of health risks to the exposed populations. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 38349 JUN 01, 2004

Ramaswamy, Padmavathi; Smith, Kirk R.; Balakrishnan, Kalpana; Mehta, Sumi; Kumar, Kannappa Satish; Sambandam, Sankar; Kumar, Priti

Indoor air pollution (English)

Outdoor air pollution in developing-country cities is difficult to overlook. Indoor air pollution caused by burning such traditional fuels as wood, crop residues, and dung is less evident, yet it is responsible for a significant part of country and global disease burdens. ... See More +

Brief 20946 SEP 01, 2003

Smith, Kirk R. Russian

Indoor air pollution (Russian)

Outdoor air pollution in developing-country cities is difficult to overlook. Indoor air pollution caused by burning such traditional fuels as wood, crop residues, and dung is less evident, yet it is responsible for a significant part of country and global disease burdens. ... See More +

Brief 20946 MAR 01, 2003

Smith, Kirk R. English

What makes people cook with improved biomass stoves? : a comparative international review of stove programs (English)

Hundreds of millions of people rely on woodfuels for most of their energy needs, despite the problems associated with traditional use of woodfuels - including energy inefficiency, deforestation, increasing use of time for collection of fuel, and deleterious health and environmental effects. ... See More +

Publication WTP242 MAY 31, 1994

Barnes, Douglas F.; Openshaw, Keith; Smith, Kirk R.; van der Plas, Robert

The design and diffusion of improved cooking stoves (English)

The poorer half of the world's people have long relied for their energy needs on woodfuels. Since the oil shocks of the 1970s, pressure on forest resources has increased and the costs of traditional use of woodfuels have been growing; to the householder, in cash or collection time, and to society in inefficient energy use, deforestation, and local and global harm to health and the environment. ... See More +

Journal Article 14316 JUL 31, 1993

Barnes, Douglas F.; Openshaw, Keith; Smith, Kirk R.; van der Plas, Robert

The World Bank research observer 8 (2) (English)

The design and diffusion of improved cooking stoves. What do we know about the political economy of economic policy reform? Using auctions to allocate and price long-term credit. ... See More +

Publication 17523 JUL 31, 1993

Barnes, Douglas F.; Openshaw, Keith; Smith, Kirk R.; van der Plas, Robert; Haggard, Stephan; Webb, Steven B.; Guasch, J. Luis; Glaessner, Thomas; Coricelli, Fabrizio; Lane, Timothy D.; Easterly, William; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Summers, Lawrence H.; Thomas, Vinod