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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Technology justice

A new series of policy briefing papers that capture the learning from our programme and policy work with technology and development.

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Flood program nominated

The Global Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance program has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 BITC awards.

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New Bangladesh country director

Hasin Jahan has joined Practical Action as our new Bangladesh country director

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News from our blogs

What CF can offer to ICT4D project evaluation?

I have been working (and also studying) in the field of ICT4D (Information Communications Technology for Development) since 2010...
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Reflection on the Asia Clean Energy Forum ACEF2015

Spending a week in Manila at the Asia Clean Energy Forum was an excellent opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn about wha...
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Climate Smart Agriculture: why avoiding ambiguity is vital to success

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is a phrase that has been gaining increasing prominence in both the sphere of international developm...
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Rebuilding Nepal

The earthquake that struck Nepal has directly affected our work.

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and how you can help.


With your support we are transforming lives

Making light work

Solar-powered water pumps are providing families in Kenya with clean, safe water.

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With a regular or single gift, you can support our work with poor people in developing countries.


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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