8 practical 'how-tos' for the development professional

A new mobile app hopes to enhance knowledge sharing for seasoned aid workers, volunteers or those just starting out their careers in international development. Photo by: International Labour Organization / CC BY-NC-ND

More than 2,000 “how-to” guides across 17 development themes — including in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, agriculture, energy and disaster risk reduction — are now available on a mobile phone app.

Amid the rise of smartphone usage and greater mobile connectivity, as well as a stronger call than ever for knowledge sharing in development, tech-focused British charity Practical Action has started experimenting with the “Practical Answers” app.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.