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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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  • Towards a dignified life for all sanitation workers in Bangladesh

    Practical Action, Bangladesh (practical actionPractical ActionPractical Action, Bangladesh, 2024-02)
    This is a brief of BMGF funded project towards a dignified life for all sanitation workers in Bangladesh. This document illustrates the outcome and approach of the project as well as our long relationship with BMGF in this transformative path.

    Beltrán, Ivy; Cuba, Mónica; Yapu, Víctor (Practical ActionPractical Action, Latin America, 2024-01)
    El documento aborda la problemática del cambio climático en Bolivia, subrayando la urgencia de adoptar estrategias de largo plazo con enfoque de Reducción de Emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI), ante los crecientes desafíos climáticos. Bolivia, en respuesta estructural a esta crisis, ha abrazado el paradigma del “Vivir Bien” y los derechos de la Madre Tierra, promoviendo un desarrollo sostenible y equitativo. Este enfoque se refleja en la “Política Plurinacional de cambio climático” y la implementación de las estrategias de desarrollo a largo plazo con bajas emisiones (LT-LEDS), adaptadas a las realidades locales de municipios como Santiago de Callapa del departamento de La Paz, Arani del departamento de Cochabamba y Yapacaní del departamento de Santa Cruz.
  • Annual Report 2022-2023 (Practical Action Nepal)

    Action, Practical (Practical Action, 2024-02-04)
    Yearly report of Nepal summarising our work, impact, and reach.
  • Participatory rainfall monitoring network in Peru

    Action, Practical (Practical ActionPractical Action, Latin America, 2024-01)
    Practical Action aims to build resilience in the Rímac watershed in the Lima area by strengthening all four components of the Early Warning System (EWS): risk knowledge, monitoring, communication, and response. Through the Flood Resilience Programme and the ‘Anticipatory Action in the Andes’ project, Practical Action helps expand rainfall monitoring and brings communities closer to rainfall information.
  • PA IATI Activity Q2 2023/24

    Bush, Alex (2023-12-31)
    PA IATI Activity Q2 2023/24

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