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Technology and Developing Countries
Practical Applications, Theoretical Issues

Edited By

Richard Heeks

ISBN 9780714641393
Published April 1, 1995 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

The relationship between technology and development is explored by economists, policy analysts and other experts. The adoption of technology is studied in five main areas agriculture, energy, infrastructure, the introduction of technology and the success and constraints of technological diffusion as a whole. This volume also examines the technology transfer between North and South from a perspective of training, environmental impact and aid dependency. The emphasis is not placed simply on finding problems, but ways forward are examined. By bringing together both practical and intellectual analysis, this collection signposts future directions in the technologydevelopment relationship.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Current Issues in the Technology-Development Relationship/Richard Heeks -- BASIC NEEDS - WATER AND ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES -- The Use of Natural Coagulants to Treat Wastewaters for Agiicuhural Reuse in Developing Countnes/R. G. H. Holmes, V. E. ftavis, J. P. Sutherland and G. K Folkard -- Rainwater Catchment Systems Technology: Recent Developments in Africa and Asia/J. E. Gould -- Sustainable Water Supply and Improved Sanitation for Low Income Communities 37/John Pickford -- The Indus River and Pakistans Economy: Energy, Environmental Resources, and Developmental Policy/Peter S. Meadows, Gareth Pender and Azra Meadows -- Wind Diesel Systems for Developing Countries/A. Scotney and D. G. Infield SI -- Constraints on the Diffusion of Small-Scale Hydropower in Northern Pakistan/A. A. Williams -- Technology Transfer for Local Manufacture of Mini, and Micro-Hydropower Equipment within Vietnam, Thailand and the Lao PDR/ J. P. Green, D. E. MacPherson and A. R. Wallace -- POVERTY ALLEVIATION - AGRICULTURAL AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES -- Application of Biotechnology to Indigenous Fermented Foods/K. E. Aidoo -- Biotechnology for Poverty Alleviation in Third World Countries/Regina Maria A. A. Galhardi -- Enzyme Production for Jute Processing/B. J. B. Wood, B. L. Ghosh and S. N. Sinha -- Utiisation of Local Phosphate Deposits as a Fertiliser in Zambia/S. Simukanga, G. K. Nkonde and V. Shitumbanuma -- Indigenous Knowledge - The Way Forwards or Backwards in Tropical Agricultural Development?/D. Fielding and K. Klrsopp-Reed -- Technology Development in Road Construction and Maintenance for Developing Countries/R. C. Pelts -- INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES -- Technology Policy and Indusinalisation Policy in the Global Economy/Charles Cooper -- The Effect of Some Sectora] Development Policies on Technology — The Case of the Informal Sector/J. G. M. Massaquol -- Intellectual Property and Third World Development: The Case of Indian Patent Law and Economic Development/Rajendra Prasad -- TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER -- Technology Transfer and the Environment/Richard Sandbrook -- Technology Transfer and International Organisations: The Question of Localisation/K. V. Chool, J. R. Webb and K. N. Bernard -- The Role of International Organisations in Information Technology Transfer: The African Experience/Mayuri Odedra-Straub -- Technology Transfer to Bangladesh: Aid-Dependence and Failures in Technology Acquisition/M. M. Huq -- Workshop on Transfer of Technology’/Frank O’Reilly -- Training for Labour-Based Road Construction and Maintenance/Andreas Beusch -- Technology Education Under Reconstruction: The Case of Uganda -- Ullrich Boehm -- Computer Studies in Least Developed Countries: A Casc Study of Zambia/Patrick H. Corr -- SUMMARY PAPERS.

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