The purpose of the project was to ensure that Practical Action has a
thorough understanding of how to deliver Practical Answers, (i.e. an
improved, sustainable Technical Information Service responding to demand
for knowledge in poor communities). The achievements, outputs and impact
of the project are reported against the 3 major outputs:
Improved understanding of the demand for technical information for
poverty reduction and the effectiveness of different marketing
Greater understanding of the impact of technical information
Continued delivery of an ever improving Technical Information
Service with a measurable impact on poverty.
Project activities were carried out in 7 country/regional offices
(Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Zimbabwe) and UK
HQ office. In the period August 2007 – March 2009: the total of 8,201
enquiries has been answered, the total of 374,790 downloads (technical
briefs and other materials) downloads have been done from Practical
Answers' websites (UK, Peru, Sri Lanka). The estimated number of
beneficiaries of these services is over 1,000,000.
This report is based on detailed reports from country and HQ offices,
external evaluation conducted in January-March 2009, and the 'Report on
Learning - Practical Answers'.
Practical Action. Practical Answers: Technical Enquiries Service of Practical Action Final Report: August 2007 &#8211; March 2009. (2009) 14 pp.
Practical Answers: Technical Enquiries Service of Practical Action Final Report: August 2007 – March 2009