Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company, our technical information service Practical Answers, and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.

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Community Based Adaptation Network (CBA Network)

The Community Based Adaptation Conference on Climate Change (CBA) online community space. Visit here for the latest updates on CBA and access to CBA resources.

 

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Nature-based Solutions in Action: Lessons from the Frontline

Explore real-life evidence of how high quality NbS can deliver positive outcomes for climate, nature and people through 13 case studies in this IIED report.

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Four key messages from CBA16

This article presents the key highlights and messages from the 16th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA16) that took place on the 3rd and 4th of October, 2022. 

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The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. 

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HyCRISTAL; Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions

HyCRISTAL's goal is to understand the challenges and context of climate change impact at local level and to inform local-based solutions. The research focuses on East Africa. 

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Understanding Demand and Supply of Climate Change Knowledge: Nepal

This study explores ways in which climate change knowledge management in Nepal can be strengthened at the local to national level.

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Practical Answers: Knowledge sharing for development

Practical Answers (available online and as an app) provides information on a wealth of technical expertise in areas such as Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction, Water and Sanitation and many more.

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