Researchers Use Data To Design Cleaner Cookstoves Accepted In Indian Village

Financial Times: India: Cooking up a recipe for clean air
“…Using state of the art technology, researchers at Nexleaf, a non-profit organization, monitor real-time usage of different designs of new cooking stoves to find out which one is more popular and why, before feeding the data back to the manufacturers. … Small changes have been incorporated into the designs, and they seem to have worked: every villager in [India’s] Notarpalli is now using a more modern stove eight months into the trial. … The approach of using more feedback — supported by the data — to refine programs might help improve the efficiency of other aid spending, too. This is a high priority for politicians in Western countries where the idea of international development is under attack…” (Stacey, 12/21).

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