Jobs from Junks
Presents a method of creating employment and cleaning up cities in developing countries by dismantling derelict cars. Includes a curriculum for a short training course in cutting up cars and instructions about selling the recovered materials and parts.
This book aims to meet the needs of all those concerned with development projects involving waht are ineffect, simple engineering works in rural areas. It will be of use to district officers, extension workers and the staff of development agencies and all non-governmental agencies in the development...
Outlines the basic techniques of lost-wax casting and describes the equipment needed to carry out the process successfully. Explains how the equipment can be made, using local labour and natural resources readily available in developing countries.
The Poverty Brokers
The international debt crisis which hit the headlines in September 1982 has underlined the power that is wielded by the International Monetary Fund. As the ultimate source of credit for heavily endebted Third World countries, it can impose onerous conditions on those nations that need its assistance...
Chile: The Pinochet Decade
Phillip O'Brien, Jacqueline Roddick
General Pinochet came to power in Chile in a coup which cost the lives of over 10,000 people. The coup brought to an end the socialist government of President Allende and inaugurated an experiment in monetarist economics which Time Magazine described as 'a model of what can be achieved in restructur...
Water Treatment and Sanitation
A handbook of simple methods for rural areas in developing countries. This corrected and revised impression includes an appendix on planning in developing towns.
Appropriate Technology for Rural Development
Originally prepared for an Expert Meeting organised by UNESCO in 1980, this paper outlines Intermediate Technology's basic approach to development work; and assesses the lessons learned from 15 years' experience in development activities (Published in the ITDG Occasional Paper series).
Appropriate Technology Institutions
Richard Whitcombe, Marilyn Carr
The pioneers of the appropriate technology movement have, since its first development in the 1960s, brought the concept of AT into broad acceptance and to the forefront of development thinking. A considerable amount of research and development work has been undertaken in specific technologies, and i...
Small Farm Weed Control
This bibliography is a guide to a range of weed control techniques.
The Harnessing of Draught Animals
Despite efforts to increase the level of mechanisation, animals remain an important existing or potential source of power in rural areas of developing countries, primarily in agriculture and transport, but also for water pumping, forestry, road construction, etc. This book details the most common me...