Practical Action is an international development organisation that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.   Practical Action helps people find solutions to some of the world's toughest problems. Challenges made worse by climate change and gender inequality. It works with communities to develop ingenious  lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture  water and waste management  climate resilience and clean energy. And it shares what works with others  so answers that start small can grow big.    Practical Action consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa  Asia and Latin America  an independent publishing company and a technical consulting service. It combines these specialisms to multiply its impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.   Two cross-cutting themes are also present across our work:    Climate change  Markets