Impact of science & technology on society
Rethink, Retool, Reboot
Technology underpins human development. We need it to provide the very basics of a minimum standard of life – food, water, shelter, health and education. But a significant proportion of the world’s population do not have these basics today. And whilst a fifth of the world’s population lacks access t...
Hernan Galperin, Judith Mariscal
This book represents the first publication of the Regional Dialogue on the Information Society (REDIS-DIRSI), a regional network of leading researchers concerned with the creation and dissemination of knowledge that supports effective participation in the Information Society by the poor and marginal...
Brick by Brick
This book reviews the theory and practice of technology transfer, change and development. It looks at definitions of Appropriate and Intermediate Technologies in the modern, global context. Based on the experiences of a project of working with brickmakers in Peru, Ecuador and Zimbabwe, the text look...
Gender and Technology
The delivery of new technologies to communities in developing countries has been hailed as the key to economic and social progress. However, women’s experiences show that this view is an exaggeration, over-simplifying the potential of technology to deliver `development`. Different technologies in va...
Changing Women's Lives and Work
An in-depth analysis of eight microenterprise projects undertaken by three agencies in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Ghana and Tanzania. It is unique in its detailed presentation of such a varied range of individual projects, and in its use of a single analytical framework...