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.
Guidelines for the revision of regulations for urban upgrading – insights from the Federation Process
The development of federations of urban poor dwellers for settlement upgrading is outlined. Federations now exist in a number of countries in Asia and Africa. Commonly used elements of the approach of federations include the development of savings and credit groups, carrying out enumerations and...
In Peru, Practical Action is testing the potential of podcasting to disseminate knowledge and information for poverty reduction, using a mixture of new and old technology.
This paper briefly reviews climate change and its impacts at national and local levels in Nepal, which indicate climate uncertainties are sure in the coming years.
The Rural Enterprise Network (REN) is an organisation that is working with treacle, juggery, medicinal herb, and dehydrated vegetable small-scale rural producers to improve their market access.
Improved communication helps project's outreach Improved communication facilitates development planning
“Already capacity has been built among the community members. The project's approach is emphasizing on creating effective partnerships. The work starts with a foundation of community capacity building and engagement with the local authority,” says Cagewell Muzangaza, the Epworth Local Board...
Improving livelihood opportunities from small-scale manufacturing and processing enterprises: international strategy for ITDG's
Manufacturing and processing activities in micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) play a critical role in the livelihoods of millions of the poorest citizens in developing countries.
There are still community groups vastly unseen in the relief efforts and unaccounted for in the rebuilding and reconstruction process - including persons with disabilitise, as this booklet by the Development with Disabled Network explains
Increasing access to housing for low income people in Bangladesh through income and employment generation
Case study presented to the 'Building bridges with the grassroots: scaling up through knowledge sharing between communities' workshop at the World Urban Forum 2004.
Through reading Andrew Okello of Kariobangi Light Industries in Nairobi has discovered a wealth of technologies and has been able to fabricate various machines using locally available resources.
Interest forums (also called interest groups or multi-stakeholder platforms) are one of the main tools used by the markets and livelihoods programme to promote interactions and collaboration between market stakeholders with the aim of improving market systems.