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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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Kate Thornton urges shoppers to squash hunger in Bangladesh

Kate Thornton warmed up shoppers in London by giving out free soup to launch the new Pumpkins Against Poverty campaign.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The new Sustainable Development Goals offer a vision of how the world might be a better place in 2030. Practical Action's work is closely aligned to these goals.

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Flushing away poverty in India

Practical Action launches a new $1.3m project with H&M Conscious Foundation to bring clean water and safe sanitation to Khurda city, Odisha.

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Will COP21 deliver a Paris Protocol?

Have the global negotiations for a new climate agreement switched from a marathon to an egg and spoon race? We are now in the fin...
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What if you don’t have a toilet, build one now !

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. E. F. Schumacher Read more

Planners must focus on faecal sludge management

With cut throat competition among Indian cities to become Smart Cities, there have been many aspects of urban planning which need to...
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Rebuilding Nepal

The earthquake that struck Nepal has directly affected our work.

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Improved toilets

Clean sanitation protects families from deadly diseases.

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Working worldwide to fight poverty

Energy access

Sustainable access to modern energy services for all by 2030

Food & agriculture

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

Urban water & waste

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

Disaster risk reduction

Reduced risk of disasters for marginalised groups and communities


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

Our Practical Answers service offers free downloads of technical information on a range of topics.

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