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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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  • How is the last mile distribution sector adapting and innovating following Covid-19?

    Miller, Charlie; Magand, Alice; Lepicard, Francois; Schmitz, Emile; van der Schaaf, Johan; Achieng, Yvonne (Practical Action Consulting, 2021-04-19)
    This report brings together insights from interviews with 23 CDC investees and GDC members operating in the energy, agriculture, health, water, e-commerce and fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, as well as wider research and key takeaways from a series of four peer learning workshops. It explores the challenges, innovations and suggested solutions in four areas identified by participating companies as priorities for post-Covid 19 business activities: smart use of working capital, MNC and e-commerce partnerships, digitising customer relations and remote field team management.
  • PA IATI Activity Q4 2020/21

    Anderson, Chris
    PA IATI Activity Q4 2020/21
  • Decidiendo nuestro futuro: gestión sostenible de las áreas protegidas municipales de Ixiamas con enfoque territorial para el desarrollo local

    Aparicio Effen, James; Pazos Bashualdo, Shirley K. (Practical Action, Latin America, 2021)
    Sistematización de los resultados y buenas prácticas del proyecto "Decidiendo nuestro futuro" implementado, entre 2018 y 2021, por el Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Ixiamas junto al Gobierno Autónomo del Departamento de La Paz y Practical Action (Soluciones Prácticas), con el financiamiento de la Unión Europea en Bolivia, desde una mirada de participación activa de la sociedad civil y autoridades locales.
  • Guía para la implementación de infraestructura de datos

    Lizon Romano, Leon (Practical Action, Latin America, 2021)
    La guía busca replicar una metodología para la implementación de Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales (IDE) en contextos rurales con énfasis en la gestión ambiental de áreas protegidas subnacionales.
  • Medio Ambiente y gestión territorial

    Saravia Ibana, Priscila; Lizon Romano, Leon (Practical Action, Latin America, 2021)
    El cuarto relata la gestión ambiental de Ixiamas y la gran importancia de la misma, considerando el paisaje tan biodiverso que presenta Ixiamas. Se demuestra que el SIOT es también una gran herramienta para la gestión y monitoreo ambiental.

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