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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. 


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  • Finding the sweet spot (summary)

    Bendel, Amy; Klarsfeld McGrath, Lucie; Peugeot, Arthur (Practical Action Consulting, 2020-06-30)
    This summary of a report from the Global Distributors Collective identifies non-QV products that are close to meeting the Lighting Global Quality Standards, while remaining highly price-competitive with leading products in the market today. The report's findings will help distributors, and the off-grid sector as a whole, to identify products in a ‘price-quality sweet spot’ to better serve customers at the last mile.
  • Finding the sweet spot (full report)

    Bendel, Amy; Peugeot, Arthur; Klarsfeld McGrath, Lucie (Practical Action Consulting, 2020-06-30)
    This report from the Global Distributors Collective identifies non-QV products that are close to meeting the Lighting Global Quality Standards, while remaining highly price-competitive with leading products in the market today. The report's findings will help distributors, and the off-grid sector as a whole, to identify products in a ‘price-quality sweet spot’ to better serve customers at the last mile.
  • Sistema de Información de Ordenamiento Territorial del Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Ixiamas

    Lizon Romano, León (Practical Action, Latin America, 2020)
    El Sistema de Información de Ordenamiento Territorial (SIOT) de Ixiamas busca fortalecer las capacidades de técnicos del GAM Ixiamas para la gestión territorial de las áreas protegidas municipales; es decir plantea el fortalecimiento técnico administrativo y legal del gobierno municipal sobre su territorio y la articulación entre diferentes actores (directos e indirectos) para una oportuna y eficiente consolidación de la gestión territorial.
  • Emprendimientos turísticos

    Díaz, Nabor (Practical Action, Latin America, 2020)
    Con el fin de crear una oportunidad para la generación de recursos económicos alternativos mediante la actividad turística sostenible, que permita mejorar el bienestar de la comunidad anfitriona, revalorizando la identidad cultural y preservando el patrimonio natural para las generaciones futuras.
  • Gestión Territorial

    Lizon Romano, León (2020)
    El uso de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG), permiten analizar de manera objetiva el territorio y sus características. Por eso el Sistema de Información de Ordenamiento Territorial SIOT Ixiamas, implementado por la acción “Decidiendo Nuestro Futuro” debe acompañar constantemente la gestión de autoridades y técnicos, así como brindar información para la toma correcta de decisiones.

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