• Healthy Soils

    Scaling up organic matter value chains to foster more inclusive and sustainable agriculture.

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  • Smoke free Nepal

    Recommendations to accelerate realisation of clean cooking targets in Nepal

    Woman sits with her child in a house with an open fire
  • PPEO 2016

    This new report presents energy priorities of poor people in Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo

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Our Work

Practical Action’s vision is of a world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used to the benefit of all. We strive towards this vision by working together with poor communities. We actively share knowledge and seek to influence the policy and practice of others to build greater benefits for all. 
  • Technology Justice

    Technology Justice

    To achieve a sustainable wellbeing for all we need justice in access, innovation and use of technology
  • Energy Access

    Energy Access

    We are committed to the belief that access to appropriate energy services and supplies are central to improved wellbeing
  • DRR

    DRR

    We reduce the risk of disasters for marginalised groups by mainstreaming DRR into national government plans and policies
  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    We promote sustainable systems of agriculture that provide local food security through agro-ecological technologies
  • Urban Services

    Urban Services

    We aim to achieve 'inclusive services: liveable cities', where poor people can enjoy at least a basic level of services
  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    Climate Change affects everyone, but its effects are felt most by the world's poorest and most marginalised communities
  • Markets

    Markets

    We support market systems and the private sector to work for people living in poverty to increase their income
  • Gender

    Gender

    We are committed to development practice that benefits both women and men and challenges inequalities
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We are always interested in engaging with other practitioners and those interested in development. We welcome feedback on our work and are interested in opportunities for collaboration.

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Email us at policy@practicalaction.org.uk

 

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Policy & Practice blogs

  • Youth driving transformation of African agriculture
    On 16th and 17th February, the MasterCard Foundation will host the Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, to address the opportunities for empowering young people to drive transformational change in African agriculture. Practical Action will be there to share evidence from its work of how technologies – from MP3 podcasts, to solar irrigation systems – can support young people to lead productive lives in agricultural areas, and move towards more sustainable, resilient farming. Education drives social change Significant improvements […]
  • Can Climate Information Services be mapped? 
    “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather”.  Groundhog day 1993 Practical Action has been approached by a consortia of partners to explore the issue of Climate Information Services in West Africa. We have been posed the question “Is it possible to map the Climate Information Services system in the region and would mapping help to make the system work better for rain fed marginalised farmers?” This is partly […]
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