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Our technical information service, sharing knowledge about appropriate, small-scale technologies that improve the lives of people living in poverty.

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Our specialist independent publisher, distributing development books and journals to practitioners and researchers in over 100 countries.

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Our free, downloadable teaching resources for primary and secondary schools inspire pupils to learn about global issues.

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