New technologies

We help poor communities respond to the challenges of new technologies, helping them to access effective technologies that can change lives forever.

The role of technology in development is perhaps even more important in the new century than it was in the last. In the era of globalisation, new technologies are rapidly shaping the livelihoods of people throughout the world. The pace of technological change is increasing, and is beyond the capacity of society to understand and regulate its impacts - even when the implications are profound and far reaching.

Practical Action no longer has a separate New Technologies programme, but embeds this approach across our programme work.

New technology solutions

Blog listing

Rice duck farming in Nepal in pictures

Authors: Jack Spoor, Menila Kharel, Dr. Sujan Piya

Women in innovation

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50 years working for Technology Justice

On 29 August 1965, an article was published in The Observer entitled “How to help them help thems...
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Ensuring evidence for impact

Delivering aid programs that effectively enhance the lives of the poor is the central goal of dev...
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