Practical Action

Unverified non-profit organisation

Practical Action, formerly the Intermediate Technology Development Group, aims to demonstrate and advocate the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries. Practical Action plans to tackle the underlying causes of poverty by campaigning to influence policies, institutions and processes. The organisation has a Technical Information Service – Practical Answers – and aims to provide a means of accessing the wealth of technical information held by them through technical briefs or the resource centre.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

1 million - 100 million

About this organisation

Partnership types

Standards and guidelines development; Project funding; Provision of services / all (4)

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: United Kingdom

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Community development; Disasters all (8)

Goods categories

Agriculture, aquaculture & forestry; Environmental; Industrial; Medicine & all (6)