Global Clean Cooking Program – Bangladesh

Global Clean Cooking Program – Bangladesh

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion 30 Dec 2024
  • ESS Category Category B

Removing barriers in the development of a sustainable market for the adoption of improved cook stoves in Bangladesh.

About 66 percent of Bangladesh' population live in rural areas, where women predominantly do the cooking using traditional, wood fueled stoves. Burning wood for cooking releases carbon dioxide, methane and black carbon. It also leads to deforestation and negative health impacts, causing an estimated 46,000 casualties every year in Bangladesh. Currently only 3 to 5 percent of households in the country use improved cook stoves.

The scaling up of investment in improved cook stoves will increase demand and help extend the existing supply chain. The project will provide technical assistance to support partner organizations and local entrepreneurs to produce improved cook stoves, raise awareness, and carry out research and development of the stoves.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 3.5 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


31 Dec 2016 - 426 days

Concept note received

31 Dec 2016

Funding proposal received

30 Jun 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Nov 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Feb 2018


01 Mar 2018 - 567 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

21 Feb 2019

FAA executed

20 Aug 2019

Under implementation

18 Sep 2019 - 1,712 days so far

FAA effective

18 Sep 2019

Disbursement - USD 10,000,000

13 Jul 2021

Disbursement - USD 10,000,000

29 Nov 2023

To be completed

30 Dec 2024 - 219 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing100% disbursed

GrantUSD 20,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 20,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 20,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 20,000,000

GCF Contacts

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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association
Mr. Zhihong Zhang

Senior Carbon Finance Specialist
The World Bank 1818 H Street, NW MSN MC3-309 Washington DC 20433 USA, Washington, United States
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National Designated Authority

Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance
Mr. Md. Shahriar Kader Siddiky Primary
Block No. 8, Room No. 3 & 4, Shere-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone +88-02-222216701

News + Stories

GCF and World Bank partner to boost cookstove market in Bangladesh

26 Aug 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the World Bank have signed an agreement that will help expand the market for improved cookstoves in Bangladesh, bringing together a number of climate and health benefits. The signing of the Funded Activity Agreement (FAA), which guide the implementation of approved GCF projects, marks a key milestone for the Global Clean Cooking Programme – Bangladesh initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation, while also lessening health risks for Bangladesh people.