Research and policy

The following is a selection of research and policy papers produced by Practical Action South Asia.

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Disaster management in nepal: needs for improvement - lessons learned from community-based disaster risk reduction

Policies and practices are generally focused on larger disastrous events, rescue and relief.

  • Nepali,
  • policy
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Disaster preparedness and prevention (DPP) state of play and strategic orientations for EC policy - working paper

Disaster preparedness and prevention (DPP) state of play and strategic orientations for EC policy - working paper

  • English,
  • policy
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Disaster risk reduction policy brief

The document depicts process of community based disaster management planning at community and VDC level.

  • Nepali,
  • policy
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How can communities prepare against climate change?

A presentation on Practical Action’s strategies for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Nepal.

  • English,
  • policy
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Inventory of innovative indoor air pollution alleviating technologies in Nepal

This report can be used by the readers to facilitate their decision making on appropriate choice of technology suitable for their own use of for further dissemination.

  • English,
  • policy
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Kathmandu declaration on Technology Justice 2015

Declaration issued by the National Summit on Technology Justice held on 30 March 2015 in Nepal.

  • English,
  • policy
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Le nexus énergie-eaualimentation à des échelles décentralisées

Ce document s’appuie sur l’expérience de Practical Action en matière de programmes de microcentrales hydroélectriques et vise à établir un lien entre les débats mondiaux sur le nexus (liens) et les solutions et expériences des communautés isolées hors réseau et des petits exploitants agricoles.

  • French,
  • policy
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Promoting adaptation to climate change in Nepal: a briefing for government advisors and development practitioners

This briefing focuses on the impact of climate change on Nepal's rural poor. Rural communities have received little attention in the climate change literature. This briefing sets out the current understanding of climate change and its impacts for Nepal and demonstrates that through immediate...

  • English,
  • policy
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Resilience in Practice

Briefing Paper on how Practical Action is working across the V2R framework, taking into account hazards and stresses, livelihoods, governance and future uncertainty. The paper uses six case studies from Practical Action's projects in Peru, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sudan and Kenya.

  • English,
  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen

Smoke in the home from cooking on wood, dung and crop waste kills nearly one million children a year. In this report, first published in 2004, Practical Action called for global action to save the lives of two million men, women and children lost each year to lethal levels of household smoke.

  • English,
  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen - appendices and notes

Lessons to be learnt from improved stoves programmes; Getting the market right for wide-scale dissemination; Action by key stakeholders on indoor air pollution

  • English,
  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen - executive summary

Smoke in the home from cooking on wood, dung and crop waste kills nearly one million children a year. In this report, first published in 2004, Practical Action called for global action to save the lives of two million men, women and children lost each year to lethal levels of household smoke.

  • English,
  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen - part five - a global action plan

The United Nations should instigate a global action plan to address this neglected killer.

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  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen - part four - weighing up the cost of smoke alleviation

Poor people are willing to invest in improved cooking if they see the benefit, as has been demonstrated by programmes to introduce fuel-efficient stoves.

  • English,
  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen - part one

Smoke from burning fuels in the home is one of the four leading causes of death and disease in the world's poorest countries.

  • English,
  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen - part three - reducing exposure to indoor air pollution

The solution to indoor air pollution is relatively simple: either stop smoke getting into the home or remove it from the home.

  • English,
  • policy
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Smoke: the killer in the kitchen - part two - smoke's increasing cloud across the globe

Women and children are exposed for up to seven hours a day to pollution concetrations 100 times and more above accepted safety levels.

  • English,
  • policy
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South Asia Disaster Report 2010

Changing Climate, Impeding Risks, Emerging Perspectives: the third South Asia Disaster Report by Duryog Nivaran attempts to explore the added dimension that climate change brings to addressing disaster risk reduction across the region, which will have direct implications in the current...

  • policy
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The energy–water–food nexus at decentralized scales: synergies, trade-offs, and how to manage them

This paper in the poor people's energy briefing series uses Practical Action’s experiences with micro-hydro schemes to connect global nexus debates to the experiences of and solutions for remote off-grid communities and smallholder farmers. Through examples in Peru, Nepal, and Zimbabwe we...

  • English,
  • policy
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Presently, Practical Action Nepal Office is implementing a study on the 'Impact of Disasters on Women' as part of a DFID-funded regional project on Livelihood Options for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia.

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