eLibraries from Practical Action Publishing


As the specialist publishing arm of a global change-making organisation, we partner with the brightest minds to publish the latest development perspectives. We put affordable knowledge into the hands of people who need it most, whatever their location, in a language and format that suits them best.

We innovate and respond to what change-makers need – from practical ‘how to’ manuals to academic texts and journals; online, in print and open access formats.

We offer online and digital resources – many of which are Open Access or freely available – on our specialist peer-reviewed and evidence-based online book and journal collection, developmentbookshelf.com.

You can also find free technical information on Practical Answers, our content platform that puts practical knowledge into the hands of last mile development practitioners, so that the hardest-to-reach communities can change their world.