We believe in technology justice

Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

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Conflict resolved between farmers and pastoralists in Sudan

We have helped 200 farmers and pastoralists restore peace with each other in North Darfur, with the demarcation of animal routes and farmland.

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Heat, light and power for refugees

The new Moving Energy Initiative flagship report calls for an overhaul in the way energy is supplied to displaced people.

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Flushing away poverty in India

Practical Action launches a new $1.3m project with H&M Conscious Foundation to bring clean water and safe sanitation to Khurda city, Odisha.

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Flood early warning systems save lives and reduce losses

Despite making significant progress in social development, Bangladesh remains at high risk of natural disasters like flood, river er...
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More than a toilet

When we crossed the streets of Baji Persia of Gulariya Municipality to reach Shalik Ram’s house in Neelkamal Tole, the only thing th...
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Will COP21 deliver a Paris Protocol?

Have the global negotiations for a new climate agreement switched from a marathon to an egg and spoon race? We are now in the fin...
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With your support we are transforming lives

Rebuilding Nepal

The earthquake that struck Nepal has directly affected our work.

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and how you can help.

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Improved toilets

Clean sanitation protects families from deadly diseases.

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Working worldwide to fight poverty

Energy access

Sustainable access to modern energy services for all by 2030

Food & agriculture

Sustainable systems of agriculture that provide food security and livelihoods for the rural poor

Urban water & waste

Improved access to drinking water, sanitation and waste services for the urban poor

Disaster risk reduction

Reduced risk of disasters for marginalised groups and communities


Independent and professional consulting for governments, NGOs, aid agencies and the private sector.

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Browse print and digital books, available from our online bookshop, or peer reviewed journals, accessible online, for development researchers and practitioners throughout the world.

Policy & practice

We actively share knowledge and seek to influence the policy and practice of others to build greater benefits for all.

Technical resources

Our Practical Answers service offers free downloads of technical information on a range of topics.

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