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Where we work

Practical Action works around the world, putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

As well as working in communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, our technical consulting experts work in many more countries, our publishing arm sells globally and our Practical Answers technical information service is available in many languages to anyone with access to the internet.

Find out more about individual projects with our searchable project database.

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Our biggest focus in Africa is on finding ways to make farming work for smallholder farmers. We also have significant projects helping people to access clean energy and improving water and waste services.

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Our greatest focus in Asia is in helping to make cities fit for people, with safe water for drinking and washing and refuse and sewage safely and sustainably managed. We also have sizeable programs to improve people’s resilience to climate and natural hazards and helping farming families succeed in the face of climate change.

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Latin America

Our work in Latin America is mostly concerned with helping families become more resilient to climate and natural hazards and improving the effectiveness and profitability of their farming methods. We back this up with work to help people access the transformational power of clean energy.

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To get in touch with our regional or national offices, please visit our Contact Us page.