Practical Action Bangladesh

History

Practical Action (formerly Intermediate Technology Development Group) started working in Bangladesh in the early 1980s in response to requests from a number of prominent national NGOs. It has evolved over time to meet the challenges of poverty, inequality and vulnerability. Deeply committed to helping the poor, its work on appropriate technology as a means to improve poor peoples livelihoods, has been flexible and responsive to local conditions and needs.

In 1990 a Bangladesh country office was formally established with its head office in Dhaka. From 1997, Practical Action Bangladesh began implementing large scale programmes in the technology areas of food production, agro-processing, small enterprise development and light engineering.

Practical Action Bangladesh now works directly and through partners in geographically focused areas with high incidence of poverty. It has now established visible programs in Faridpur, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, and also in Bogra, Gazipur, Dinajpur and Barisal districts. The aim is to ultimately scale up successful experiences and achieve positive impact and change in poor peoples lives throughout the country.

Office locations | Office structure |Historical work |Completed projects

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