Welcome to the Practical Answers resource library
We have over 3000 online resources available, including technical briefs, drawings, audio files and videos, on a detailed range of topics, available in different languages. Contributors range from Practical Action staff in our global offices to technical professionals from partner organisations, to practitioners and local community experts.
Select a subject from the list below to narrow down your search, you can then view materials online or download them for free. You may also want to write a comment on one of the subjects covered here, or submit a question to our Practical Answers team. We’d love to hear from you!
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