Practical Answers

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

Policy and practice

Our policy and practice website contains lessons and learning drawn from our project experience

Supporting our work

Our supporters' website contains information for supporters, including fundraising ideas and resources

Support Practical Action

Online shops

Development Bookshop

Order Practical Action Publishing books through our online bookshop – Europe's leading online bookshop for international development and technology

Development Bookshelf

Development Bookshelf is a specialist peer-reviewed and evidence-based eBooks and journal collection for all those involved in International Development.

Practical Presents

Practical Presents is a great way of making a friend or loved one smile whilst supporting the fantastic work we do.

In other languages

Français / French

Our West Africa office has its own website, with programme and technical information in French.

Lisez à propos de notre travail en français

Español / Spanish

Detailed information on all of Practical Action Latin America's work can be found on our Spanish-language website

Ejemplos de nuestro trabajo en español

Bengali / বাংলা

Practical advice and manuals from our technical information service, Practical Answers, in Bengali / Bangla.


Español / Spanish information portals

In Latin America, we also provide a range of information services around specific agricultural crops, renewable energy technologies and flood resilience:

CEDECAP | Info Cafés | Info Alpacas | Info Láctea | Info Bosques | | Info Inundaciones | ELLA

Projects and toolkits

Practical Action have several practical toolkits for development practitioners available online.

Flood Reslience Portal | Participatory Market Systems Development | Healthy smoke hood design tool | Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA) toolkit | Energy Delivery Model (PISCES) | Interactive Renewable Energy Toolkit

Mobile app

Download the free Practical Answers mobile app to access 50 years of development knowledge

Partner sites

Practical Action work in partnership with a number of organisations, many of whom share common origins in the philosophy and approach of EF Schumacher

Partners and networks | Schumacher Circle | International Network for Technical Information (INTI)

Archived sites

The following websites were built for projects that have now ended, but whose information and outputs may still be of interest:

Technology for Sustainable Development (T4SL) | Sustainable Technology Education Project (STEP) | Sustainable Design Award | Climate Choices Childrens Voices | Early Warning Systems in Nepal (Dipecho)

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