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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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Experience the Killer in the Kitchen

We’re launching our first ever virtual reality film. Visitors at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham this week can experience the reality of cooking on open fires inside the home.

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Poor People's Energy Outlook 2016

Our new report shows how different national energy access plans might look if decision-makers included the priorities of the energy-poor from the start.

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Rethink, Retool, Reboot

A powerful new book sets out the need for looking at technology from human and environmental perspectives, and how to change the status quo.

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Less is more when building a resilient community

To improve the resilience of flood vulnerable communities in Bangladesh, Practical Action has been working in the north-west of the ...
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Smoky Homes offers an inspiring real-life context for the primary STEM curriculum

If you were to ask a class of pupils 'What takes more lives every year than malaria, AIDS and TB added together?' What ...
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A new dawn for livestock health in Eastern Sudan

The Livestock Epidemio Surveillance Programme (LESP-ES) aims to improve the livelihoods and resilience to food insecurity of about 4...
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energy access

Energy access

Sustainable access to modern energy services for all by 2030

food agriculture

Food & agriculture

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

water and sanitation

Urban water & waste

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

disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk reduction

Reduced risk of disasters for marginalised groups and communities

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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

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