Practical Action is committed to poverty alleviation in Nepal by providing appropriate technology in a sustainable way by bringing sound technical knowledge and global experience to the field of appropriate technology development.

Our work

Access to energy

The Energy programme in Nepal plans to increase access to energy in lightning, and clean and efficient technologies for cooking, benefiting 150,000 rural populations.

Energy projects in Nepal

Agriculture, markets and food security

This programme strives to bring a visible impact on food security situation in rural areas through improving the agricultural input technology, increasing access to smallholders' friendly irrigation scheme, and market system development.

Food security projects in Nepal

Urban water, waste and sanitation

The programme aims to improve the health of 150,000 urban residents, through increased awareness, providing access to safe drinking water, better sanitation facilities, waste services and proper solid waste management, and practicing safe hygiene behaviours.

Urban projects in Nepal

Disaster risk reduction

Practical Action's works in the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) sector intends to save lives, livelihoods and properties of women and men residing in the vulnerable parts of the country by building their resilience.

Disaster projects in Nepal

We also embed two cross-cutting sectors across our programme work: climate change and markets.



In 2015 Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake.

Millions of houses were destroyed. Lives were lost.

Reconstruction has been a massive challenge. 

Three years on, most rural families still live in temporary shelters. 

We are working in partnership with communities, private sector and the Government to rebuild the lost homes.

With locally appropriate technologies, entrepreneurs and enabling markets, we have demonstrated that rebuilding the parts of Nepal heavily damaged by the earthquake is possible.

Find out how we help to build dreams into reality.

Practical Answers

Our technical information service offers free downloads of practical information on a range of development topics.

We also have a technical enquiry service where anyone working in poverty reduction, or on small-scale technology projects, can ask a question and receive a response from our local experts free of charge


Practical Action Consulting (PAC) Asia offers high quality development consultancy services in Nepal, Bangladesh, north east and west India, Bhutan and other region wide projects. It also offers indirect delivery capabilities through partners in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Annual report

The Nepal annual report and accounts, as well as providing data and statistics, gives a snapshot of the work on the ground and the wider imapct that has on improving people's lives.

Nepal annual report 2015-16

Where we work

Our Nepal head office is in Kathmandu. We have field office in Nepalgunj.

Practical Action's work in Nepal is managed as part of our South Asia regional office, which is also in Kathmandu.


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Contact us

Practical Action, Indira House, House No.1114, Panipokhari Hill, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal | Regional and field offices
Tel: +977-1-4423639 / 4423640 | Email:

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