Practical action

Practical Action Consulting Limited


  • Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1966
Technology underpins all aspects of people's lives, enabling us to live well, with less effort, and fewer resources. While cutting-edge science and innovation is benefitting billions of people, a billion more are left behind. In the developing world, the lack of technology is stark. Practical Action wants to change this. The group's vision is for a world where all people have access to the technologies that enable them to meet their basic needs and reach their potential, in a way that safeguards the planet today, and for future generations. Practical Action's ambition is to transform the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty. The group's bold ambition builds on 50 years' experience of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, lasting solutions that help people lift themselves out of poverty while safeguarding the planet      

Where is Practical Action Consulting Limited
    Location of open jobs
    Projects14Location of contracts awarded


    Job openings over the past year

    62Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Market Systems and Livelihoods Advisor, West Africa
    • Trustee Opportunities – International Development BLUT50305
      United Kingdom

    Staff at Practical Action Consulting Limited have experience in


    • development
    • climate change
    • solar / wind / biofuels
    • project support
    • research & development


    • department of foreign affairs and trade (irish aid)
    • world bank group
    • ec
    • goal global


    • nepal
    • malawi
    • kenya
    • united states
    • india


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • United Kingdom (headquarters)
    • Rugby
    • The Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development Bourton on Dunsmore
    • United Kingdom (headquarters)
    • Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby
    • United Kingdom (headquarters)
    • Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development, Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby
    • Bangladesh
    • Dhaka
    • Practical Action Bangladesh GPO Box 3881
    • Kenya
    • Nairobi
    • Practical Action East Africa P.O. Box 39493 - 00623
    • Peru
    • Lima
    • 257 Tomás A. Edison St.
    • Sudan
    • Khartoum
    • Practical Action Sudan P.O. Box 4172
    • Zimbabwe
    • Harare
    • Practical Action Zimbabwe P O Box 1744
    • Nepal
    • Kathmandu
    • Practical Action Nepal Pandol Marga Lazimpat P O Box 15135
    • Sri Lanka
    • Colombo
    • Practical Action Sri Lanka 5 Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha Kirulapone


    Primary sectors

    Research & Development
    Solar / Wind / Biofuels
    Anti-Poverty / Social Justice
    Logistics / Supplies
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Climate Change
    Oil / Gas
    Local Government
    Market Research

    Contract Awards

    Contract 3 70 Toilets

    African Development Bank (AFDB)

    Energy Policy in Development Cooperation

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    UK Aid: Round 4: Empowering 30,000 Extremely Poor, Marginalised and Landless People in Bangladesh

    Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

    HELP - Food Security (Helping to Enhance Local Productivity for Food Security)

    EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

    Fortalecimiento de los mediso de vida sostenibles de las familias campesinas de Colquenca

    EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

    Community Governance in Infrastructure Services in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan

    EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

    SWASHTHA- Strengthening Water, Air, Sanitation and Hygiene Treasuring Health

    EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)