Practical Action Publishing, the publishing arm of Practical Action, helps to build the skills and capabilities of development practitioners in developing countries through the dissemination of information in a variety of ways including books and journals.
Oxfam GB publishes a range of books, journals, reports, training resources, videos, and policy papers. Through its publishing, Oxfam sets out to communicate its policy research, advocacy messages, and programme experience, and to be an active contributor to current debates in development.
The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations. The Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian response. In support of their activities, Sphere Project produces several operational guides and training materials in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.
Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC) is one of the world’s leading education and research institutes for improving access to infrastructure and services for the poor in low- and middle-income countries. WEDC Publications include books, manuals, academic papers, conference proceedings, reports, articles, projects, and case studies published either by WEDC or though other international publishers.
International NGO Training and Research Centre INTRAC is committed to improving the organisational effectiveness and programme performance of Northern and Southern NGOs involved in relief and development work. INTRAC recognises and supports the commitment of the NGO sector to values that promote sustainable development, social justice, empowerment and participation. INTRAC Publications seeks to disseminate findings obtained through its integrated training, research and consultancy programme, based on NGO development experience. Practical Action Publishing are the exclusive European and North American trade distributors of INTRAC Publications.
Natural Resources Institute (NRI) publishes affordable books on agricultural development in support of sustainable livelihoods. Based on sound scientific and socio-economic research, these books range from offering advice to policy makers and natural resource managers through to extension material for use at grass roots level. Practical Action Publishing are the exclusive worldwide trade distributors for NRI Publications.
Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management (SKAT) is one of the original European development agencies to emerge from the 'Small is Beautiful' movement. Over the years SKAT has become the leading Swiss consultancy firm working internationally in the field of rural and urban infrastructure. SKAT's main areas of focus are Water and Sanitation, Architecture and Building, Urban Development, and Transport Infrastructure. Practical Action Publishing are the exclusive European and North American trade distributors of SKAT Publications.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)/ Centre de Recherches pour le Developpement International (CRDI) is Canada's main research agency on development issues. They publish the results of IDRC-supported research on global and regional issues related to sustainable and equitable development in English, French and Spanish. IDRC contributes to the body of knowledge on development issues to further the cause of global understanding and equity. Practical Action Publishing are the exclusive European distributors of IDRC Books.