Evidence for policy-makers
Current evidence on the effectiveness of different interventions is insufficient for providing clear guidance to decision-makers on suitable strategies to reduce the health effects caused by indoor air pollution.
The medium-term goal of WHO’s Programme on Indoor Air Pollution is to provide a catalogue of intervention experiences to decision-makers.
Working towards this goal, the following questions will need to be addressed over the coming years:
- Do interventions reduce the disease burden?
- What are the broader impacts of interventions on livelihoods?
- Do interventions pay off in economic terms?
- How can we make interventions sustainable?
- How can we scale up effective interventions?
WHO aims to conduct a comparative evaluation of intervention experiences in different settings. This evaluation will investigate the effectiveness of interventions as well as the enabling factors that facilitate long-term, sustained adoption and use of suitable improved technologies.