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. 

Explore Practical Action's work of influencing the policies and practices of development. We focus on advocating with and on behalf of poor people around the world, to ensure their needs, perspectives, values and knowledge inform decision-making.

In each section you will find an outline of our sectoral Agenda for Change, our key asks, and examples of how we are working to facilitate transformative change in different contexts.

You will also find links to our key resources, insight blogs, and examples of how we are collaborating for change with organisations globally.

  • 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
  • Urban Services

    Urban Services

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

    Food & Agriculture

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