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(Book) Panorama energético de los pobres 2017
El acceso a la energía es la base del desarrollo sostenible, necesario para realizar progresos en la sanidad, educación y empoderamiento de las mujeres, entre otros aspectos. Al reconocer esta importancia, la comunidad internacional añadió en los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible para 2030 el objet...
(Book) Adaptive Management for Resilient Communities
Short-term projects and linear management approaches are often unsuitable for achieving resilient development in the face of volatile complexity. Adaptive management combined with longer-term project funding has the potential to deliver more appropriate development outcomes. This will require develo...
(Book) The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change
This is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. It has been developed by the Barefoot Collective. The guide,...
(Book) Energy Access and Urban Poverty
V Castán Broto, Lucy Stevens, D Salazar
The great majority of people without access to modern energy services are rural and, rightly, much of the discussion on energy access focuses on how to reach them. However, despite their greater geographical proximity to grid electricity and other supplies of clean energy, people living in poverty i...
(Book) Introducing Technology Justice
As national governments, development actors, and businesses negotiate, commit to, and begin to implement Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years, Practical Action makes the case for Technology Justice to inform their actions and ambitions. This briefing paper introduces the arguments and...
(Book) Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development
The message of Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development is clear: livelihoods approaches are an essential lens on questions of rural development, but these need to be situated in a better understanding of political economy. The book looks at the role of social institutions and the politics of p...
(Book) Innovations Pour l'Assainissement Urbain
Jamie Myers, Sue Cavill, Samuel Musyoki, Katherine Pasteur
Plus de la moitié des occupants de la planète habitent désormais en milieu urbain et une forte proportion d'entre eux vit sans assainissement amélioré. Dans les zones rurales, les efforts déployés pour lutter contre la défécation en plein air ont été dirigés par le mouvement de l'Assainissement tota...
(Book) Panorama energético de los pobres 2016
¿Qué necesidades energéticas señalan los pobres de los países en desarrollo como las más acuciantes? ¿Iluminación eléctrica? ¿Cocinas no contaminantes y modernas? ¿Energía para los centros de salud? Aprovechando la información obtenida en las exhaustivas consultas realizadas a las comunidades que vi...
(Book) Smoke Free Nepal
Traditional cooking fires are still used in more than half the households in Nepal. But they are a silent killer, with their smoky fumes responsible for the deaths of nearly 23,000 people every year. The Government of Nepal was one of the first to recognize this problem and has a target to eradicate...
(Book) Attributing Development Impact
James Copestake, Marlies Morsink, Fiona Remnant
Substantiating cause and effect is one of the great conundrums for those aiming to have a social impact, be they an NGO, social impact investment fund, or multinational corporation. All face the same quandary: how do you know whether, or how, you contributed to an observed social change? A wide rang...
(Book) Rethink, Retool, Reboot
Technology underpins human development. We need it to provide the very basics of a minimum standard of life – food, water, shelter, health and education. But a significant proportion of the world’s population do not have these basics today. And whilst a fifth of the world’s population lacks access t...
(Book) Poor People's Energy Outlook 2019 Arabic
PPEO 2019 is the culmination of five years’ research, exploring what it takes to realise the kinds of energy services that enable people living in energy poverty to thrive. The report compiles and updates key messages and recommendations on energy access planning (PPEO 2016), financing (PPEO 2017) a...
(Book) From Infrastructure to Services
From Infrastructure to Services reveals important breakthroughs in country-led and country-wide monitoring of rural and small towns water supplies; ICT for monitoring sustainable service delivery; monitoring the finance needed for service delivery; monitoring for sanitation and hygiene; and building...
(Book) Perspectives énergétiques des populations pauvres 2017
L’accès à l’énergie est au coeur du développement durable car il favorise, entre autres, les progrès en matière de santé, d’éducation et d’émancipation des femmes. Forte de ce constat, la communauté mondiale s’est engagée à faire de l’accès à l’énergie l’un des objectifs de développement durable pou...
(Book) The Energy–Water–Food Nexus at Decentralized Scales
The Energy–Water–Food Nexus at Decentralized Scales uses Practical Action’s experiences with micro-hydro schemes to connect global nexus debates to the experiences of and solutions for remote off-grid communities and smallholder farmers. Through examples in Peru, Nepal, and Zimbabwe it exemplifies t...
(Book) Solar Pumping for Water Supply
Alberto Ibáñez Llario, Asenath W. Kiprono
Solar power for pumping groundwater has a vast potential for improving the sustainability of water supply schemes. However experience also shows that a lack of knowledge, capacity and expertise to design and implement such schemes is holding back their adoption. This book bridges this gap to equip e...
(Book) Perspectives énergétiques des populations pauvres 2019
Les PPEO 2019 sont l’aboutissement de cinq années de recherches pour explorer par quels moyens donner corps aux types de services énergétiques qui permettraient aux populations pauvres en énergie de prospérer. Le rapport synthétise et met à jour les messages et recommandations clés en matière de pla...
(Book) The Sphere Handbook Arabic
The Sphere Handbook presents a principled approach to quality and accountability in humanitarian response. It is a practical translation of Sphere’s core belief that all people affected by disaster or conflict have a right to life with dignity and the right to receive humanitarian assistance. The...
(Book) Agriculture and the Generation Problem
Despite predictions that they are destined to disappear, smallholder or family farms still number more than 500 million worldwide, and account for 80 percent of the world’s food. However, smallholder farmer populations are ageing, and many of them have no successor. Young rural men and women are tur...
(Book) The Learning Power of Listening
Irene Guijt, Maria Veronica Gottret, Anna Hanchar, Steff Deprez, Rita Muckenhirn
Social change is messy. Poverty and inequality are experienced in a myriad of ways, each person and household with specific opportunities and needs. Working with their inherent complexity requires seeing what is happening at the margins for small groups, as much as what is center stage for the majo...