DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DESTRUCTION,
EMPOWERMENT FOR ENABLING CHOICES.

Pragya takes a practical and culturally sensitive and ecologically sustainable approach to development. Working through a combination of grassroots initiatives, scientific and policy research, and advocacy at national and international levels, Pragya enhances the capacities of individuals, communities and institutions to create more humane, equitable and sustainable societies.

WHAT WE DO

Wide-ranging in scope, our programmes cover diverse themes in international development, all playing a part in contributing towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda.

Complimenting this, our programme design aims to connect locally-led initiatives with national development drives, conducting new research and producing vital publications to inform policy and lead the debate across government, research groups, educational institutions, NGOs and civil society at local, national and international levels.... Read More

Wide-ranging in scope, our programmes cover diverse themes in international development, all playing a part in contributing towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda.

Complimenting this, our programme design aims to connect locally-led initiatives with national development drives, conducting new research and producing vital publications to inform policy and lead the debate across government, research groups, educational institutions, NGOs and civil society at local, national and international levels.  

Influencing our programmes content are Pragya’s current strategic priorities, those pervasive and intractable issues that intersect multiple programme areas. These include poverty and inequality, gender discrimination, climate change, poor governance and protracted conflict. You can read our full current five-year strategic plan here.

The specific projects that comprise each programme area vary by country according to local circumstance, so you can learn more about our work by following the links to the relevant country page from our Global homepage.

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APPROACH

Pragya’s Programme areas, and the projects that fall within them, have been conceived, refined and expanded over many years, and represent an approach to development that is at once modern and innovative, pragmatic and direct, yet sensitively embedded within cultural histories and delicate natural environments. Pragya’s global programmes work is guided by our... Read More

Pragya’s Programme areas, and the projects that fall within them, have been conceived, refined and expanded over many years, and represent an approach to development that is at once modern and innovative, pragmatic and direct, yet sensitively embedded within cultural histories and delicate natural environments. Pragya’s global programmes work is guided by our values.

·     We seek to gain a grounded understanding of issues by means of rigorous research and extended dialogue across the breadth of community life. 

·     Our projects are designed to bring innovative and scalable development solutions to the last mile in a way that maintains cultural and ecological integrity. 

·     Our work is grounded in long-term community partnerships where communities define the change they want to see, and we build capacity at the grassroots along with a sense of collective agency. 

·     Our programmes seek to tackle interlinked challenges and root causes simultaneously, through sustained engagement with communities, with a phased withdrawal towards sustainability.

In delivering our programme work, Pragya places a high value on systematic, quality Monitoring & Evaluation, and we use associated learnings to inform our future engagements in a continual process of appraisal and improvement, striving for peak efficiency and impact in all that we do.

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WHAT WE DO
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Programs

Implementing community-anchored, inclusive solutions…

Programs

This section outlines Pragya’s programme areas and gives a taste of the variety and depth of work that falls within them. Much of our project work spans multiple SDGs; we believe that the most effective and sustainable development projects are those that embrace a comprehensive approach. We hope you find our work as vital and inspiring as we do...

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Networking and Advocacy

Ensuring that voices of last-mile communities are heard...

Networking and Advocacy

Pragya engages with key stakeholders from across the international development sector to spread our message, develop and share ideas, garner support, encourage debate and collaborate on projects. We harness knowledge and expertise... 

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Research

Cutting-edge participatory research to improve the wellbeing of communities….

Research

Pragya conducts wide-ranging research in all the countries in which we work. We undertake ethnographic research concerning last mile and marginalised populations, and the unique and often little-understood geographies... 

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