Taking Practical Action

Every year Practical Action works with over a million people in some of the poorest and most remote places in the world.

We help poor communities to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever.

We depend on your support to make this possible. Together we can make a difference.

Our new TV campaign shows how simple technology can save lives


What we do

We use technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men around the world.

Where we work

We work to reduce poverty in over 40 countries worldwide.

News from our blogs

Connect on our social sites, or read our blogs

Technical information

Browse and download information on appropriate technologies from our Technical Information Service, or ask a question to our team of experts.

Explore our new, improved website


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

NEW Catalogue 2014


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

Search Practical Action Consulting’s project database

Technology justice

We believe that technology justice is vital to developing a just and sustainable world.

Read more about our unique approach

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