The Kitchen Performance Test (KPT) is the principal field–based procedure to demonstrate the effect of stove interventions on household fuel consumption. There are two main goals of the KPT:

  1. to assess qualitative aspects of stove performance through household surveys and
  2. to compare the impact of improved stove(s) on fuel consumption in the kitchens of real households.

To meet these aims, the KPT includes quantitative surveys concerning fuel consumption and qualitative surveys of stove performance and acceptability.

This study shows the cooking habits of the users, how much wood is used per day and how often the project stove is used. The data collected here is used to calculate the emission reductions.