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A component of CCA’s Cooking Industry Catalyst

CCA’s Market Catalyst focuses on improving the enabling environment for companies and boosting investment.

To achieve these goals, CCA generates market intelligence that addresses information asymmetries; develops policy briefs and other targeted tools; hosts curated convenings; and designs targeted engagements to support investors and policymakers.

Industry Knowledge

CCA is building the knowledge base on private sector development for clean cooking. Our knowledge products include:

CCA’s Industry Snapshot series tracks and analyzes investment and operational trends. The 2021 edition is based on data from approximately 50 clean cooking companies between 2017 and 2019.

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CCA supports a wide range of investors and donors, including through:

  • Identifying pipeline opportunities
  • Conducting research and market intelligence
  • Identifying co-investors and partners
  • Providing pre- and post-investment advisory support

In 2020, CCA helped secure funding for Spark+ Africa—a pioneering investment facility for scaling up clean cooking solutions in Africa. To date, the African Development Bank and the European Commission have committed more than US$16 million of first-loss capital to this fund.


CCA sponsors and hosts events geared toward building a clean cooking industry, including:

The clean cooking sector’s flagship event, the Clean Cooking Forum is a biennial convening investors, executives, government officials, academics, and advocates from around the world.

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