Yogyakarta, Central Java and Sumba islands


Indonesia has a wide range of fuel and energy choices from traditional biomass and kerosene to electricity and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). An estimated 40% of Indonesian households (24.5 million households) rely on traditional biomass for cooking. Half of these households depend on firewood as their main cooking fuel. Traditional cookstoves (3 stone fires or cement wares) are characterized by low energy efficiency, high particulate matter (PM) emissions and low durability. Each year about 165,000 premature deaths in Indonesia are attributed to household air pollution (HAP) linked to traditional biomass cooking.


This project aims to provide technical and implementation assistance to Indonesia CSI’s Results Based Financing program in order to achieve access to modern cooking solutions in Indonesia.

Strengthen stove testing capacities and facilities

to enable stove certification under the pilot program.

Develop and set-up a monitoring and verification system

to ensure that the certified clean and efficient stoves reach the end users and are adopted over time.

Identify and support local market actors

that can produce quality stoves qualifying for the subsidy scheme.

Raise the awareness of local authorities

on the latest developments in the cookstove and household energy sectors.

Indonesia cookstoves

Indonesia is an interesting and vast market in the Southeast Asia region. A dynamic consumer market, strong technical capacities and favorable energy policies help to frame solutions for the clean cooking sector that should result in added-value for the private sector and better consumer protection.

Marina Dubois, Regional Coordinator Asia

Our intervention, services provided

Testing and R&D

Training local teams on stove testing and R&D methods, and re-equipping the stove testing laboratory to perform high-precision stove performance and emission testing following international protocols and performance metrics.

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Monitoring & Evaluation

Implementing a monitoring and verification procedure necessary for validating the Results-Based Financing (RBF) model on clean cookstove uptake and adoption, including the selection of third-party provider and training.

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Business Development

Providing technical and business support to small and medium local stove market actors (e.g. producers, distributors) with the aim to improve and scale up their business activities.

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World Bank – A technical partner of the pilot program

AFD – A financial partner of the pilot program

DFID – A financial partner of the pilot program

Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate of Bioenergy  – The local institutional partner

StovePlus – Providing program support and facilitating between policy makers and project holders on the field.

Yayasan Dian Desa – The local NGO responsible for implementing and co-managing the pilot program.

Indonesian Stove Alliance – The national network connecting local market actors to the financing scheme.

Indonesia is an archipelago comprised of over 17,000 islands with more than 300 ethnic groups and the world’s second highest level of biodiversity.


Given Indonesia’s large geographical and cultural diversity, there is a wide range of cooking habits and practices observed throughout the country. This affects the types of stoves and fuel used, as well as the stove distribution mechanisms and markets. 

Major challenges of the Results Based Financing pilot program include a lack of local stove testing and development capacities, low monitoring and verification capacities with regards to stove uptake, distribution and adoption, operational and financial limitations for local SMEs producing efficient and clean stoves and a poor understanding of the issue by local authorities.

In this intervention, StovePlus  acts as a facilitator between policy makers and project holders on the field. Our unique understanding of the roles and constraints of each actor, in-depth knowledge on the Indonesian context and ongoing dialogue with the Clean Stove Initiative’s team, make us the appropriate partner to help fill the gap between policy and practice in Indonesia’s cookstove sector.


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