Original thinking. It’s what drives us. We’ve been challenging norms in the way the world works for over 50 years.
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.
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).
We are able to draw on the combined expertise of our highly skilled in-house experts operating from seven regional offices in the UK, Senegal, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Peru, as well as our global network of associate consultants.
We provide thought leadership and innovation to three of Practical Action’s focal areas: Agriculture and Markets, Energy Access, and Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction.
Our consultants work across and within the thematic areas, providing a range of services to our clients including:
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This report represents a knowledge product of the EnDev Learning and Innovation (L&I) Agenda. It aims to help increase t...
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This report draws out the headline messages of a research project by Practical Action Consulting (PAC) with the Institut...
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