Information leaflets document library
A series of introductory leaflets from Practical Action on our programme work and countries of operation.
In the last year Practical Action has worked with over a million people in some of the poorest and most remote places in the world. Read how your support has made these amazing transformations possible.
Even today, millions of people living in developing countries have no access to modern energy. This six-page leaflet gives an overview of how Practical Action works to put the power in the hands of the people who need it.
A short, ten-page leaflet explaining Practical Action's unique approach to international development, with examples of how we work together with people and their communities to reduce poverty.
A brief introduction to Practical Action's work in Latin America, providing a snapshot of the problems communities in Peru face and how we are helping them overcome some of these difficulties.
Today millions of people in the world still go hungry. The vast majority are food providers such as smallholder farmers, livestock keepers, fisher folk and forest dwellers, who mostly live in rural areas of the world, where poverty is the norm, not the exception.
A brief introduction to how we are working with poor communities to help provide access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation, adequate shelter and transport.
A brief introduction to our Markets and Livelihoods programme, supporting small producers to overcome poverty and sustain their livelihoods by improving their ability to access, and get more from, the market.
In this edition we present our perspective on the recent Qatar Convention - Doha Climate Change talks. We reiterate our commitment in advocating for Sustainable Energy for All (SEA4All) where we present the 'Waterbuck Declaration' - a commitment we drew in December 2012. We also present stories...
This is a story of 2 billion people living in poverty - and what we can do to help change their lives forever. This is the two-page version of Practical Action's "narrative" - who we are and the values that inform our work. A longer 20-page version is also available.
Disasters kill, injure and can wipe out everything families and whole communities own in a matter of moments - keeping people locked in poverty. Natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, drought and cyclones cannot be prevented but the number of lives they take and the damage they cause can...
A guide for organisations seeking funding for development projects. It suggests various publications on grant making agencies and offers advice and suggestions for preparing a project proposal.
An overview of Practical Action's transport work - from helping communities construct roads that will not be washed away to installing gravity ropeways to help remote communities get their produce down mountains to local markets.
A four-page overview of Practical Action's work with urban communities in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zimbabwe, helping families find solutions to the problems arising from the environment in which they live.
Millions of people in the developing world rely on waste collection to make their living. This leaflet explains how we are working with some of the poorest communities to help make changes to their waste collection methods to improve not only their income but also their environment.
Water is life and yet 782 million people around the world live without a source of safe water to drink, wash and cook with. And more than three times this number, 2.5 billion, live without an adequate place to go to the toilet or dispose of waste causing deadly diseases to spread like wildfire....