Foundations for Change
The construction industry pattern of most industrialized countries is often unsuited to the needs of developing countries. Case studies in Ghana and Sri Lanka suggest a new approach, and illustrate how existing frameworks could be changed.
A study of the technical and economic revival of the small-scale OPS method of sugar processing in India, and its transfer to Kenya. A detailed study of two contrasting situations.
Rural Roads and Poverty Alleviation
This study analyses the pattern and the use of local road networks, and the causes and effects of road programmes, for goods transport and in the areas of personal travel, education, health - and poverty alleviation in general. The impact of the selection criteria actually used in specific road prog...
Animal Draught Technology
An important and useful guide to the widely scattered literature on a subject of increasing importance - over 300 annotated items.
Educational Wooden Toys in Sri Lanka
A case study about the work of IT IS and Sarvodaya, a Sri Lankan development charity, in establishing the local production of educational pre-school toys. Full colour photographs illustrate the production process and end results.
Selective Feeding Programmes
Over the years, Oxfam has been involved in a wide variety of health-related projects. The "Practical Health Guides" draw on this experience to put forward ideas on best practice in the provision of health care and services in developing countries. A comprehensive manual for use in treating different...
Septic Tanks and Aquaprivies from Ferrocement
This book describes the potential of ferrocement as a construction material; gives details of how septic tanks and aquaprivy waste treatment and soil disposal units are designed and constructed; and gives details of other low-cost sanitation options.
Women in Development
This book answers the questions: What has development done for women? Why do planners talk of integrating women into development? What role do women really play in multinational companies? In food production? In health? In communication and education? Reprinted in 1991.
Entrepreneurship for the Poor
The objective of this book is to provide information about entrepreneurship development programmes whose objective is to help people from the poorer groups in developing countries to create jobs for themselves by starting small enterprises. This information is intended for people who are responsible...
Intermediate Technology in Botswana
This paper looks at the Botswana Technical Centre (BTC), which was set up in 1975, in response to the need for a co-ordinating body for the collection and dissemination of information, and has been one of the few such ventures to be successful. The paper gives a brief account of the Botswana economy...