Urban poverty

There is no easy solution to urban poverty. However, Practical Action’s experience in shelter and infrastructure development, commitment to working together with communities, and success in demonstrating to governments and authorities how their decisions impact on the lives of the poorest people have combined to produce a programme of work that is reaping results.

Practical Action is working with communities across Kenya, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal helping families find solutions to the problems arising from the environment in which they live.

Urban solutions


Urban water and waste projects

Current and recent projects to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and waste services for the urban poor.

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Latest blogs from our urban projects

Innocent until proven guilty

To a large extent, many of us rumble through life with little thought to the what if’s of ...
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5 things to make life better

What would your life be like without lighting or power? And can you imagine living without a toil...
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Shocking truth about bullying of refuse workers

They live in shame and fear. They're treated as social outcasts and have to bear verbal and somet...
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WEDC 1-5 July 2013, Nakuru, Kenya

36th WEDC International Conference

In recognition of our leading role in working with the urban poor in Nakuru, Practical Action helped to organise this year’s WEDC conference. The conference looked at delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment and attracted practitioners, researchers, donors and...

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