Fitzroy Ambursley, James Dunkerley
The US invasion of Grenada in October 1983 was a flagrant and direct violation of international law. The Reagan government's determination to suppress the Grenadian people's right to sovereignty and the shallowness of its justification for this position indicate a preparedness to escalate further vi...
Guyana: Fraudulent Revolution
Guyana is on the verge of economic collapse and a profound social crisis. The socialist rhetoric of President Forbes Burnham's regime contrasts strikingly with the ugly details of his personalist and authoritarian rule. Burnham supports progressive third world views internationally, yet his party is...
This is a detailed case history of the development and transfer of a new intermediate-scale technology for egg packing in Zambia. The successes and failures provide many lessons for all concerned with technology transfer.
The combination of stencil duplicating with screen process printing enables one to build a press very cheaply, using no sophisticated components for either construction or implementation. The sten screen will print a wide variety of formats and on many materials.
A practical manual for non-engineers which describes the design and construction of earth roads with a usage of up to 50 vehicles per day. Drainage, road planning, the actual construction and subsequent maintenance operations are all dealt with.
Arriving Where We Started
In 1958 the first eight VSO volunteers arrived in Ghana and Sarawak. Since then over 20,000 others have worked overseas through VSO, and this book marks twenty-five years of their experiences and achievements, and of those among whom they lived and worked
Women, Work and Technology in Rural South Asia
Looks at the ways in which women have been ignored in the statistical accounting that forms the base for development planning, and links this bias to the marginalisation of women in the process of technological development. (Published in the ITDG Occasional Papers Series).
Industrial Employment through Appropriate Technology
This paper outlines the role that appropriate technology can play in employment generation in the industrialized West, and is illustrated with examples of technologies already in industrial operation and the policies designed to support them.
Micro-Hydro Electric Power
A summary of the state of the art in micro-hydro with a section on the economics of micro-hydro installation and operation. Invaluable to engineers, consultants and field workers in the developing world.
Looks at the role of small firms and employment-generating technologies in reviving the economy. Includes studies of brewing, printing, brick-making, woollen textiles, plastic recycling, repair and servicing garages, and small-scale cheese production.