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Impacts of COVID-19 on energy access markets and clean cooking sector– Survey findings


The Energising Development project (EnDev) conducted a market survey in 23 countries both online and by phone during April-May 2020. It aimed to get a better overview on the impacts of the pandemic on local energy access markets and the operational as well as financial robustness of EnDev’s portfolio of private market actors. It found that the crisis has a particular impact on local energy companies, which are being left behind by most existing support instruments.

The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) conducted a survey in April 2020 on stakeholders across the clean cooking ecosystem to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic affecting their organizations, their work, and the broader clean cooking sector. 300 respondents from more than 100 countries were analyzed.

COVID-19 pandemic, energy access, clean cooking, sector survey, impacts, enterprises, NGOs, research, investment, disruption to operations, supply chain, market assessment
Type of initiatives
Sector review and study
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
Energising Development project (EnDev); Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)