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For social entrepreneurs of small-scale technologies, getting the technology right is only half the story. Taking social considerations into account is vital for technology justice. These documents aim to support the introduction of new technology and technology innovation on a sustainable basis by looking at elements of development practice, such as project planning and implementation, in a holistic way and using community empowerment.

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An orientation module on Community Based Organization Formation and Operation

An orientation module on Community Based Organization Formation and Operation

Practical Action, Bangladesh, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2011

Community governance in infrastructure services in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan : 2009-2014

This publication is an effort to summarize the process, milestones, achievements and way forward with reference to Community Governance in Infrastructure Services in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan.

Tantirimudalige, D. (ed), Published on 2014

Community governance in rural development programme

This case study has been developed based on the DFID funded pilot project titled ‘’community Governance in Rural Development’’ implemented by Practical Action ( Formerly ITDG)/ Practical Action...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Conflict Management in Kenya - Towards Policy and Strategy Formulation

Strategic coordination amongst key actors has been lacking in conflict management and peace building. Practical Action hope that that this policy analysis report and its recommendations with...

M. Adan;R. Pkalya, Published by Practical Action East Africa on 2006

Consensus Building With Participatory Action Plan Development

A facilitator's guide to a structured set of activities that helps people identify key problems and constraints together with realistic opportunities to address them.

Ahmed Taha, Published by Practical Action on 2010

Diriya (දිරිය) 2007: a conference on mainstreaming disability in to development

Diriya 2007 conference was held at Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 6th and 7th March 2007. This conference information includes information about the...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2007

Disability, poverty and social exclusion

This publication is based on a study conducted about people with disabilities. The aim of the study was to ascertain the socio-economic issues faced by people with disabilities in Ampara district...

Pannilage, U., Published on 2013

Discovering Technologists

Gender and technology training guidelines.

Priyanthi Fernando;Helen Appleton;Sujatha Wijethilake, Published by Practical Action on 2012

DIY Toolkit - I want to sustain and implement launching or growing what I do.

A Business Plan is just that: a structured description of how you do what you do. The plan needs to articulate the problem the business proposes to solve, a vision for how that will be...

NESTA, Published by Practical Action on 2015

DIY Toolkit - I want to collect input from others.

The Question Ladder is an interview technique that helps you to hone in on a certain topic by asking a series of questions about different aspects related to that topic.

NESTA, Published by Practical Action on 2015

DIY Toolkit - I want to generate new ideas.

Thinking Hats allow a range of different viewpoints and perspectives to be brought into a discussion, whilst still keeping the focus on the issue at hand. It’s a technique which can be used to...

NESTA, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom on 2015

DIY Toolkit - I want to look ahead

The Innovation Flowchart gives a detailed overview of the various stages in an innovation process, listing the activities, requirements and goals of each stage.

NESTA, Published by Practical Action on 2015

DIY Toolkit - I want to sustain & implement while exploring different ways of increasing the scale of my work.

Once a project or pilot has been successfully implemented, the next step is to build upon this success by sustaining and growing it further. Essentially this means extending the reach of your work...

NESTA, Published by Practical Action on 2015

Ending Child Marriage The Way Forward

Child marriage is a violation of their rights guaranteed under the Constitution of Bangladesh and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). There are over 60 million children in


Sayeed, Shahzada;Guha, Soumya;Ruma, Jannatul Ferdous;Zaman, Tania Nusrat;Akter, Nasima, Published on 2016

Exploring the Processes and Consequences of Child Labour in Building Resilience of the Extreme Poor

Exploring the Processes and Consequences of Child Labour in Building Resilience of the Extreme Poor: The Genealogy of Child Labour in Northern Districts of Bangladesh

Md. A. Halim Miah and Md. Imran Reza, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2014

Food Security for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh

The Policy Brief is prepared based on experiences of partner organisations in the northern and southern regions of Bangladesh and the food security framework i.e. food accessibility, availability,...

Alauddin, S M;Miah, Md. A. Halim;Islam, Faruk Ul Dr.;Bhuiyan, Muhammad Mahbubul Islam;Nahar, Nurun, Published on 2016

Gender implications of income generating projects: lessons from a training project on food processing

This paper analyses the gender implications in income generation projects based on the training course on small-scale food processing project initiated by Intermediate Technology Development Group...

Ariyabandu, M.M., Published on 2015

Gender Issues in livelihood and flood disaster: case studies of Kamra and Kort Murad villages, Jhang district, Punjab

This research paper is part of case studies in four South Asian countries about gender issues in livelihood and disaster and build on the information generated and issues raised by ITDG and Duryog...

Hameed, K., Published on 2001

Gender issues in livelihood options for disaster risk reduction

A South Asian workshop " Understanding Vulnerability: South Asian perspectives" was held in Colombo in 1997 and the book " Understanding Vulnerability: South Asian perspectives" came out from this...

Krishnaswamy, p.b.;Kumar, S.;Dave, M., Published by Duryog Nivaran Network on 2015

Gender mainstreaming in pico hydro technology

Pico hydro is an alternative energy source for scattered and isolated households which lack access to the national grid or other community based energy systems. The use of pico hydro technology...

Practical Action, Published on 2015


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