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We undertake a wide range of consultancy activities and are always looking for fresh talent.

If you wish to register as an associate consultant with us please send a copy of your latest CV to consulting@practicalaction.org.uk

Recent news

New research published : Utilising Electricity Access for Poverty Reduction 

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Moving Energy Initiative: to improve sustainable energy access for displaced populations

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Using technology to challenge poverty

Our areas of expertise

Moving Energy Initiative

Practical Action Consulting is working on the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI), an innovative project that seeks to meet the energy needs of displaced people in a safe, sustainable manner, developing solutions for heating/cooling, cooking, lighting, electrification and water and sanitation.

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News from our blogs

Learning to fail

Often we celebrate success and seldom talk about failures. In a modern work-space it is difficult to imagine an environment where we confidently and openly talk about failures. In evaluation meetings we focus our energies on ‘best practices’ but less on ‘lessons learnt’. For me, success and failu...
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Beyond the jargon - why I’m participating in the UNLEASH Innovation Lab

Here are some phrases many of us in the international development sector hate: innovative ideas, scale and scalability, accelerating impact, disrupting ‘business as usual’. These words have been so over-used that they’ve lost all meaning, and yet they continue to be plastered (mostly inappropriat...
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Meeting rural electricity needs in Malawi

An expanding geographic area of work for Practical Action is in Malawi's agriculture and energy sectors. Malawi has an agro-based economy, with the agriculture sector contributing 30% to the national GDP annually.  Increasing challenges from the changing climate and the demand to feed a fast g...
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