Increasing the Effectiveness of Improved and Clean Cookstove Interventions in Rural Senegal Using Experimental and Quasi-experimental Methods
The Duke effort on this project will be completed by Professor Marc Jeuland and his PhD and Masters students. Jeuland will share with Drs. Jörg Peters and Maxie Sievert (RWI-Essen) the intellectual leadership and design of the impact evaluation study, including during proposal elaboration. Jeuland and the RWI co-PIs will work closely with the Senegalese researchers to refine and specify critical research questions, and to plan and implement the field activities and surveys. Jeuland's students will be directly involved in supervising this fieldwork and will be responsible for ensuring data quality. Jeuland will also bring the broader expertise of the Duke Household Energy and Health Initiative to bear on the methods for measurement of stove use and health outcomes/biomarker assessments. They will develop protocols, work to secure the required ethical approvals, and help to identify analytical partners for carrying out the necessary lab analyses. Duke University will work with RWI-Essen and its Senegalese partners to complete project reporting requirements and to prepare scholarly manuscripts that cover this work, which will then be submitted for publication in international peer-reviewed journals.