Technology: general issues
Technology and the Future of Work
Through a year-long project supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, Practical Action and WIEGO have explored the disruptive impact of technologies on informal workers, examining the technologies themselves and the influence of cities, work, and systems. This policy briefing presents evidence of the...
Agricultural Trade Policy in Developing Countries During Take-off
Agricultural trade has always been one of the most sensitive international trade issues. Governments around the world have long been reluctant to abandon policy instruments that give them influence over domestic prices and allow them to raise revenues. The most commonly cited justification for gover...
Mastering the Machine Revisited
The 50-year struggle to harness technology in the fight against global poverty- and why is it taking so long? Mastering the Machine Revisited is about the connection between poverty, aid and technology. It is about the search driven today by greater extreme poverty than has ever been known, and by...
Gender differences in the field of science and technology have real consequences for the quality of women's lives and for sustainable human development. In this book gender specialists from around the world probe the topic of indigenous knowledge.
The Technological Transformation of Rural India
Using case studies from India this book presents a conceptual model of commercialization of rural technologies in developing countries. It concludes that India has not placed enough emphasis on ensuring the efficiency of small-scale production units.
Pacific island countries have united internationally to contest the negative external impacts of Western technology - such as the disposal of poison gas and toxic waste, the transportation of nuclear materials and nuclear testing, as well as the overwhelming prospect of global warming and a rising s...
Made in Africa
Janet Leek, Andrew Scott, Matthew Taylor
This book examines the pros and cons of the local production of carpentry hand-tools as opposed to their importation. In seeking the best strategy to adopt it also outlines the previous methods adopted by VSO and Intermediate Technology who have much experience in this area. Published in the VSO ECO...
A practical classroom and workshop guide for teachers of technology, craft and design subjects in schools. It is based on the comprehensive Nigerian introductory technology curriculum, and encourages an integrated, active learning approach. Published in association with VSO.
Cutting Edge Technologies and Microcomputer Applications for Developing Countries
Explains and assesses the uses of computers in record-keeping, accounting, education, CAD-CAM, expert systems and geographic information systems, and provides a methodology for attacking the problems of resource assessment, utilization and communication.
Design and Manufacture of Low-Cost Motorized Vehicles
For planners and manufacturers, this book contains detailed technical information on the design and manufacture of vehicles which can be produced locally and can compete with capital-intensive technologies originating from industrialized countries.