Scaling up our work

We aim to scale up the impact of our work beyond our projects, through our knowledge services of Consulting, Publishing, Practical Answers and Education.

Practical Action Consulting

We are the consulting arm of the international NGO Practical Action. We have been leaders in the field of development consultancy for over 40 years. We provide high quality independent and professional consultancy services to governments, NGOs, aid agencies and the private sector.

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Practical Action Publishing

Practical Action Publishing helps to build the skills and capabilities of researchers and practitioners involved in international development through the dissemination of knowledge in a variety of mediums, including books and peer reviewed journals. Over the past 40 years, as well a ...

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Archive content | Our education team produces a range of innovative resources for primary and secondary schools. With a focus on science, design & technology and geography these free resources focus on global issues such as sustainability, climate change and renewable energy.

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Practical Answers

Practical Answers is our Technical Information Service. You will find a knowledge bank of technologies so that you can replicate them yourself - and if you can’t find what you are looking for you can ask a question through our technical enquiries service.

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Supporter Services - About Us

At Practical Action people are at the heart of our work. We value our supporters and their commitment to helping us continue our vital work with some of the world’s poorest people. Between us the Supporter Services Team have a wealth valuable experience in customer care, and are dedi...

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