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Information leaflets document library

A series of introductory leaflets from Practical Action on our programme work and countries of operation.

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Changing lives

In the last year Practical Action has worked with over a million people in some of the poorest and most remote places in the world. Read how your support has made these amazing transformations possible.

  • fundraising materials
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Energy: the power to change lives

Even today, millions of people living in developing countries have no access to modern energy. This six-page leaflet gives an overview of how Practical Action works to put the power in the hands of the people who need it.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Find out about our simple ideas - an introduction to Practical Action

A short, ten-page leaflet explaining Practical Action's unique approach to international development, with examples of how we work together with people and their communities to reduce poverty.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Focus on Peru: Practical Action working in Latin America

A brief introduction to Practical Action's work in Latin America, providing a snapshot of the problems communities in Peru face and how we are helping them overcome some of these difficulties.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Focus on Sudan

An overview of Practical Action's work in Sudan - a country with many challenges, requiring multiple answers

  • English,
  • case study
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Food and agriculture: for life and livelihood

Today millions of people in the world still go hungry. The vast majority are food providers such as smallholder farmers, livestock keepers, fisher folk and forest dwellers, who mostly live in rural areas of the world, where poverty is the norm, not the exception.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Improving access to services

A brief introduction to how we are working with poor communities to help provide access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation, adequate shelter and transport.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Making markets work for the poor

A brief introduction to our Markets and Livelihoods programme, supporting small producers to overcome poverty and sustain their livelihoods by improving their ability to access, and get more from, the market.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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New technology challenging poverty

An introduction to the new technologies have been helping to disseminate information to isolated communities.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Practical Action Eastern Africa - Updates 02 (Aug-Dec 2012)

In this edition we present our perspective on the recent Qatar Convention - Doha Climate Change talks. We reiterate our commitment in advocating for Sustainable Energy for All (SEA4All) where we present the 'Waterbuck Declaration' - a commitment we drew in December 2012. We also present stories...

  • English,
  • newsletter
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Practical Action history - timeline

A timeline of Practical Action / ITDG's first 40 years, from its foundation in 1966.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Reducing the risk and impact of disasters

Disasters kill, injure and can wipe out everything families and whole communities own in a matter of moments - keeping people locked in poverty. Natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, drought and cyclones cannot be prevented but the number of lives they take and the damage they cause can...

  • fundraising materials
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Transforming lives: sources of funding and information

A guide for organisations seeking funding for development projects. It suggests various publications on grant making agencies and offers advice and suggestions for preparing a project proposal.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Transport: the road out of poverty

An overview of Practical Action's transport work - from helping communities construct roads that will not be washed away to installing gravity ropeways to help remote communities get their produce down mountains to local markets.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Urban poverty - a changing environment

A four-page overview of Practical Action's work with urban communities in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zimbabwe, helping families find solutions to the problems arising from the environment in which they live.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Waste management: the poor are bearing the burden

Millions of people in the developing world rely on waste collection to make their living. This leaflet explains how we are working with some of the poorest communities to help make changes to their waste collection methods to improve not only their income but also their environment.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Water, sanitation, waste - a necessity we all depend on

Water is life and yet 782 million people around the world live without a source of safe water to drink, wash and cook with. And more than three times this number, 2.5 billion, live without an adequate place to go to the toilet or dispose of waste causing deadly diseases to spread like wildfire....

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Women in Weaving

  • Bangla,
  • project
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