Root causes of poverty – Ghana case study

Case Study

Learn about the many complex root causes of poverty

The Community Planning Handbook

How people can shape their cities, towns & villages in any part of the world


Local communities increasingly want more influence over their surroundings

The Millenium Development Goals Report 2014

Momentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015: UN report.


With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results

The Stranger’s Eyes

Notes on Anthropology and Intercultural Community Work


An attempted community development project is outlined in this paper.

Poverty and Engineering Project

Workshop 4

Lesson Plan

Activities to help build understanding of complex, and often overwhelming, challenges facing impoverished communities

Simple Life Saving Design

TED Talk


Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world.

Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India

The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization


Public-private partnerships (PPP) are an important governance strategy that has recently emerged

Practical action

Energy access changes lives


We use technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men around the world.

Success in development

How do we actually measure success?


An introductory presentation to how we measure success in development.

University Engagement with Socially Excluded Communities

Towards the Idea of the 'Engaged University'


On the interaction between ‘university’ and those communities historically missing from higher education.