Case studies document library
Practical Action have a wide range of case studies from our programme experience, demonstrating the impact of appropriate technologies and participatory approaches in fighting poverty.
Changing the rules – guidelines for the revision of regulations for urban upgrading: case study, India
Issues of the regulatory framework governing informal settlement development within the city of Mumbai in India are considered within the context of upgrading of an informal settlement by the Rajiv Indira-Suryodaya Housing Society.
COMMUNITY-BASED PLANNING BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND RESIDENTS FOR IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY
For the residents of Sakubva in Mutare, living with heaps of uncollected waste in illegal dumping points had become the norm. The illegal dumping sites had become a health time bomb, exposing the residents to outbreaks of diseases such as cholera and dysentery.
This paper is based on research carried out in two drought-prone districts of Matabeleland South. Rather than being passive victims waiting for the arrival of humanitarian aid, rual people reliant on agriculture as a main means of making a living having developed coping strategies which enable...
ITDG will consolidate and share its experience in housing and building materials in order to influence the housing rehabilitation programme in Sri Lanka and South India and ensure widespread incorporation of best practices for pro-poor housing in housing redevelopment plans.
Cooking with biomass takes place on traditional inefficient three stone stoves, leading to indoor air pollution. This paper presents Practical Action's achievements in Sudan between 2004 and 2006, and lessons drawn from this best practice.