The HEART Assessment is conducted in two major steps:
First, the stakeholders engaged in the household energy, air pollution, and related health sectors are mapped. Information regarding the scope of work of these stakeholders, their responsibilities and perceptions, mechanisms for coordination, and any gaps are gathered.
Second, a rapid situational assessment is conducted to determine current household energy use (particularly for cooking, heating, and lighting), the impacts on health, and existing energy, health, or other relevant programmes. This situational assessment builds a foundational understanding that will inform and enable future clean household energy planning.