This book is about the interaction between poverty, aid and technology. It is about machines and machinery: the machines that produce nuts and bolts, and the machinery of governments and organizations. The book shows the correlation between poverty reduction and different approaches to technology.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Failure to Learn From Failure 1. A tale of two worlds 2. Poverty in the South 3. The best of the West: thinking big 4. The third sector and the Third World Part Two: What We Know 5. Technology in history: lies and promises 6. Small is beautiful 7. Farmers, food and forests 8. Post-harvest technologies 9. Energy and power 10. The house that Jack built: construction materials 11. Light engineering and the very late starters Part Three: An Enabling Environment 12. Perspectives on women and technology 13. Employment and the informal sector: the economists lose control 14. Technology: the policy factor 15. Mastering the machine