This is the Practical Action group. Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Our strength is our approach. We find out what people are doing, and help them to do it better. Through innovative thinking and technical knowledge, we enable communities to build on their skills and experience to produce practical solutions to their most pressing needs. We believe the right idea can transform lives forever, allow people to live in dignity and protect the world.