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  • Small-scale Rural Biogas Programmesby David Fulford

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Renewable energy is becoming crucially important, as concern over burning fossil fuels is increasing and the price of oil continues to rise. Biogas technology has undergone great developments since the first designs in the 1970s. Large national projects are working very effectively in countries such as Nepal, India and China, where hundreds of thousands... more...

  • Still Standing?by Theo Schilderman; Eleanor Parker

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Huge levels of aid are spent on reconstructing housing after disasters. Have these houses withstood the test of time and hazard? Just as important from the point of view of their owners, has the reconstruction process played a part in restoring their livelihoods and social networks? Unfortunately, aid agencies rarely go back to assess the impact of... more...

  • Strengthening Rural Livelihoodsby David Grimshaw; Shalini Kala

    Practical Action Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Enthusiasm amongst international development agencies about harnessing the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for development has generated questionning of the impact and sustainability of such interventions. By presenting the findings of research specifically designed to measure impact on livelihoods, Strengthening Rural... more...

  • Training for Transformation in Practiceby Anne Hope; Sally Timmel

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Training for Transformation is an approach to community organization encompassed in three books which enables people to ?read their reality and write their own history? using a combination of group processes, socio-economic analysis and organizational development processes. Since its inception 40 years ago, Training for Transformation has been put... more...

  • Una contribución al cambioby Roger Few; Daniel McAvoy; Marcela Tarazona

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    El número de personas afectadas por desastres va en aumento, y con él las expectativas que los donantes, el público general y las poblaciones afectadas tienen puestas en las organizaciones humanitarias. Las organizaciones deben ahora presentar pruebas del impacto de sus intervenciones, pero la aplicación de métodos de evaluación convencionales puede... more...

  • Wellbeing and Quality of Life Assessmentby Sarah C White; Asha Abeyasekera

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Human development may encompass social, cultural and spiritual facets as well as economic improvement, and development organizations are beginning to recognize this fact. But building into programming a wider understanding of development throws up a number of questions: how do our organizations define wellbeing and quality of life? What do target... more...

  • Wellbeing Rankingby John Rowley

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Wealth-ranking is a participatory tool enabling people to group their fellows into wealth bands, and thus identify the very poor. Now the method has been developed to include the broader aspects of wellbeing, such as social standing and health, that people value as much as material wealth. Wellbeing Ranking tells the story of the development of these... more...

  • Who Counts?by Jeremy Holland

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Local people can generate their own numbers and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Development practitioners are supporting and facilitating participatory statistics from community-level planning right up to sector and national-level policy processes. Statistics are being generated in the design, monitoring... more...

  • Donner plus de sens a l'attenuation du changement climatiqueby Aaron Leopold

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 2.99

    Le système énergétique mondial est le facteur le plus important du changement climatique. Ainsi, réduire la consommation énergétique ainsi que les émissions de gaz à effet de serre a une importance primordiale dans le monde pour éviter des changements climatiques catastrophiques. Toutefois, améliorer l?accès aux services énergétiques modernes des... more...

  • The Energy?Water?Food Nexus at Decentralized Scalesby Lucy Stevens; Mary Gallagher

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    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 the need for an integrated approach to energy, water,... more...