Who we are

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) was founded over 50 years ago by radical economist and philosopher Fritz Schumacher, who was decades ahead of time with his views on sustainable business, environmental protection and socioeconomic systems that work for the benefit of everyone. We’re the specialist development consultancy arm of Practical Action, a global change-making group.

Since 1969, PAC has been innovating and providing technical assistance to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.

We have a long-standing international reputation of providing expertise that brings about good development; good government and good business through our work with stakeholders (governments, businesses, communities, researchers, and practitioners) and our diverse client base including the World Bank, FCDO, European Union, Asian Development Bank, Start Network, RTI, GIZ, NGOs and the private sector (e.g. IKEA Foundation, Mobile Power and CDC).