Poor people are often excluded from essential services such as water, sanitation, energy, education and health – as well as lacking adequate shelter.

Locally-managed, sustainable and decentralised services offer low-income communities the best hope of satisfying their need for affordable water, sanitation, housing and energy.

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Technologies and approaches

Practical Action work with the following technologies and approaches to supply infrastructure services:

Access to infrastructure services blogs

Explaining Practical Action to my dad!

My father visited us last weekend for my daughters 18th birthday. Lots of nice food, some wine an...
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What technologies are essential? Well, that all depends on the person.

Nestled in the shadows of the Alps, I joined 400 people at EPFL in Lausanne last week to talk tec...
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Loos, murder, rape - the status of women in our societies

Listening to the news this morning I realised that the two young girls in India, aged 14 and 16, ...
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