Welcome to Practical Action's library of resources
We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.
The Practical Action infoHub supports this work by making materials, information and publications publically available for people all over the world to access and use.
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Global Distributors Collective and SolarAid how-to-guide: How to set up a microfinance cooperative for solar distribution entrepreneursThis guide offers insight into developing a microfinance cooperative to help solar entrepreneurs access working capital, as well as providing case study examples and templates of relevant policies and procedures for setting up a similar model.
Global Distributors Collective and Mwezi how-to-guide: How to sell drip irrigation kits without having to be an agritech specialistThis how-to-guide offers insights into marketing and selling drip systems without being an agri-tech expert, as well as advice on provision of bespoke after-sales support for smallholder farmers.
Global Distributors Collective and Bidhaa Sasa how-to-guide: How to scale your last mile distribution business into a new country using lean startup principlesThis how-to-guide offers a framework, including downloadable worksheets, for LMDs considering scaling their operations into a new geography. It also includes lessons learned from GDC member Bidhaa Sasa’s own experience of scaling their operations into Uganda.