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Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

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Practical Action wins top renewable energy prize

Practical Action has been awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize in recognition of its pioneering approach to renewable energy and sustainability.

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Watch our virtual reality video

See what it is like to cook on an open fire in a Nepalese home in our 360° virtual reality video.

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New ambitions in East Africa

Farida Bascha has been appointed as Practical Action's new East Africa Regional Director, to shape and deliver our ambitious regional strategy.

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What if preparedness action was informed by forecasts?

Imagine if we had forecast information that a flood disaster was likely to strike a particular location and we could anticipate the ...
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Communities building resilience

Bangladesh has a population of 16 million in a small area. It is on a journey with the aim of becoming a developed country. Apart fr...
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Bidding adieu to 2016 : 10 best examples of practical solutions from India

With a number of challenges on the field and off the field, the team in India has managed to deliver some good sustainable practical...
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Working worldwide to fight poverty

energy access

Energy access

Sustainable access to modern energy services for all by 2030

food agriculture

Food & agriculture

Sustainable systems of agriculture that provide food security and livelihoods for the rural poor

water and sanitation

Urban water & waste

Improved access to drinking water, sanitation and waste services for the urban poor

disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk reduction

Reduced risk of disasters for marginalised groups and communities

Consulting

Independent and professional consulting for governments, NGOs, aid agencies and the private sector.

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Browse print and digital books, available from our online bookshop, or peer reviewed journals, accessible online, for development researchers and practitioners throughout the world.

Policy & practice

We actively share knowledge and seek to influence the policy and practice of others to build greater benefits for all.

Technical resources

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