Haitian Living Conditions Survey-HLCS) produced data on 7,186 households (ECVH). Three questionnaires were used to collect data for the ECVH. The Housing Questionnaire covered housing demographics, migration, education, health, the labor force, the household economy, agriculture, and the environment. Each woman aged 14 and over and each person responsible for a child was given the Woman and Child Questionnaire on reproductive care, pre-and postnatal care, contraception, child support, disease in children, and anthropometry. A third questionnaire given to random members of the population age 15 or older contained questions on migration, working conditions and training, education, health, family planning, family attitudes and social life, satisfaction with the social and political situation and domestic violence.
Conventional charcoal and firewood are the main source of energy in Haiti. They provide up to 90% of the country’s energy for domestic and industrial use, resulting in severe environmental and health issues. The present study is initiated to better understand the reasons why two promising alternative technologies (improved cookstoves and alternative charcoal briquettes) have experienced low adoption in Haiti. The research was carried out in two districts in southern Haiti where the improved stoves and briquettes production units exist and where households benefited from a program distributing the improved stoves.