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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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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.

 

 

  • Sistema de Cosecha de agua de lluvia para el periodo de época seca

    Choque Conde, Porfirio (2021-09)
    La cartilla busca informar, capacitar y complementar una caja de herramientas útil y de fácil accesibilidad a los beneficiarios de las poblaciones de acción.
  • Siembra de agua para fortalecer los medios de vida

    Choque Conde, Porfirio (Practical Action, Latin America, 2021-09-09)
    La cartilla busca informar, capacitar y complementar una caja de herramientas útil y de fácil accesibilidad a los beneficiarios de las poblaciones de acción.
  • Bloques nutricionales, una alternativa resiliente en época de estiaje

    Patty Cachaca, Roger (Practical Action, Latin America, 2021-09-09)
    La cartilla busca informar, capacitar y complementar una caja de herramientas útil y de fácil accesibilidad a los beneficiarios en agropecuaria.
  • People-centered sanitation: Working with informal workers and low-income communities to provide city-wide inclusive services

    Way, Caspar; Stevens, Lucy; Saha, Uttam; Okello, Matthew; Dixit, Birupakshya (Practical ActionUnited KingdomPractical Action, United Kingdom, 2021-08-25)
    This infographic displays our approach to working in sanitation, centring people: gender, inclusivity, community-engagement, quality services, sustainability, and bottom-up approach. The graphic provides case study information in ‘the need’, ‘process’ and ‘acheivement’ for 3 areas: Kisumu, Kenya; Faridpur, Bangladesh; and Dhenkanal, India.
  • Routes to scale safe sanitation

    Way, Caspar; Stevens, Lucy; Saha, Uttam; Okello, Matthew; Dixit, Birupakshya (Practical ActionUnited Kingdom, 2021-08-25)
    This infographic portrays the current status of sanitation in informal communities where Practical Action works. The priorities of waste users and service providers is illustrated. The graphic calls to action what is required in order to scale solutions, as well as outlining the barriers that are currently in place.

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