• 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

    Women in Kenya inspect pico solar products
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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

  • We need the right climate action
    It seems likely that in the next few days President Trump will withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement. I’m not a climate scientist, but the vast majority of the scientific community is of one mind, that climate change is undeniable.  From own experience of working in Africa and Asia for over thirty years, and talking with many people who live there, the climate is changing.  Extreme events such as droughts, and floods always affect the poorest the most, which […]
  • Skeletons, Castles, and Closets – a reflection on technology negotiations at SB46
    Over the last 2 weeks, national government delegations, civil society organisations, and members of the private sector convened in Bonn, Germany for the inter-sessional meetings of the UNFCCC COP – the annual winter meeting where climate change actions are negotiated. On the agenda during this session, known as SB46, were two matters relating to the role of technologies in climate action, covering mitigation, adaptation, and ‘loss and damage’ activities. The Technology Framework The purpose of this is to provide new […]