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Achieving Impact at Scale – Lessons from Practical Action’s Impact Community of Practice


This paper aims to capture and disseminate key lessons and recommendations from Practical Action’s internal Impact Community of Practice, convened in 2021–22.

The Impact Community of Practice explored how we achieve impact at scale, including the approaches used, the lessons learned and the results achieved.

Discussions were grounded in case studies of work from across our four thematic areas of agriculture, energy, resilience, and urban services.

Case studies were presented by programme teams from Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Summaries of case studies are included.

We hope that this paper catalyses further reflection and discussion within the international development sector on achieving impact at scale.

Further Information

Collections Influence and Impact
Issue Date Sept 2023
Format Working Paper