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About Practical Action
Practical Action was introduced more than 40 years ago by radical economist, philosopher and author of Small is Beautiful, Dr EF Schumacher. The charity’s ethos is that the right idea – however small – can change lives, create jobs and improve health and livelihoods. The tools to reduce poverty may be simple or sophisticated, but to provide long-term practical answers, must be placed firmly in the hands of local people.
By taking small steps and working with existing resources, appropriate ideas can help people to help themselves. Working in 11 countries worldwide, Practical Action’s unique approach to development has had a positive impact on the lives of millions.
Practical Action is a member of AlertNet.
International Development Minister praises Practical Action for its most successful fundraising campaign ever
UK International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone MP visited the offices of Practical Action to celebrate the organisation having its most successful fundraising campaign ever.Read more
UK landmark ‘make-unders’ illustrate the catastrophic effect of poverty on developing world cities. The pictures have been commissioned by Practical Action to highlight the reality of life for the one billion people who live in slums.Read more