Cities fit for people

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Policy Brief (2.959Mb)

Creating the working conditions for health, dignity and opportunity

This policy brief has been produced based on a study titled ‘Waste and Sanitation Workers’ Working Condition, Occupa...

Infographic (501.7Kb)

Routes to scale safe sanitation

This infographic portrays the current status of sanitation in informal communities where Practical Action works. The pri...

Infographic (502.6Kb)

People-centred sanitation

This infographic displays our approach to working in sanitation, centring people: gender, inclusivity, community-engagem...

Policy Paper (4 MB)

FSM innovation Tackling the Second-Generation Sanitation Challenge at Scale: Business Solutions for Inclusive Faecal Sludge Management in Bangladesh

Globally, Bangladesh stands out as a country that has made remarkable progress in eliminating the scourge of open defe...

Policy Paper (3 MB)

10 things to know: Gender equality and achieving climate goals

This report draws out the headline messages of a research project by Practical Action Consulting (PAC) with the Institut...


Cities fit for people

As the population of urban slums and settlements in developing countries grow in numbers, our experience working with communities to make cities cleaner, healthier, fairer places for people to live and work is more important than ever.

A transformative approach to faecal sludge management in Bangladesh

A lack of faecal sludge treatment options in Faridpur, Bangladesh meant that as little as 10% was safely managed in 2014. Practical Action has supported the development of co-operatives and a treatment plant, creating smart service providers, reducing open defecation and improving lives.

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