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Towards global action for appropriate technology

Author: A S Bhalla
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1979.
Series: Pergamon international library of science, technology, engineering, and social studies.
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Towards Global Action for Appropriate Technology evaluates the feasibility of establishing and implementing an international mechanism for the promotion of appropriate technology. A strategy of reorienting research and development towards the rural and small-scale urban sectors is proposed, with emphasis on ultimately building national technological capacity in developing countries. This book is comprised of six  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Towards global action for appropriate technology.
Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1979
(DLC) 78041191
(OCoLC)4835034
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A S Bhalla
ISBN: 9781483139975 1483139972
OCLC Number: 609043753
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 220 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Front Cover; Towards Global Action for Appropriate Technology; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; PART I: CONCEPTS, CRITERIA, STRATEGIES; CHAPTER 1. APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY: SOME CRITERIA; Introduction; Some Criteria of Appropriateness; Conclusion; CHAPTER 2. TECHNOLOGIES APPROPRIATE FOR A BASIC NEEDS STRATEGY; Introduction; A Basic Needs Approach and Strategy; Technological Contents of a ""BN"" Strategy; Technologies Appropriate for Basic Needs Satisfaction; A Suitable Policy Frame; Concluding Remarks; PART II: EXISTING INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK. CHAPTER 3. NATIONAL AND REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY GROUPS AND INSTITUTIONS: AN ASSESSMENTIntroduction; Appropriate Technology Groups and Institutions; Towards a Framework of Analysis; Criteria for Assessment of Groups and Institutions; Assessment of Groups and Institutions; Conclusions; Appendix: Questionnaire; CHAPTER 4. ACTIVITIES OF THE UN SYSTEM ON APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; Introduction; Some Existing Coordinating Mechanisms; Review of Ongoing UN Activities; Better Coordination within the System; Concluding Remarks; CHAPTER 5. INTERNATIONAL MECHANISMS FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; Introduction. Some Proposals for International MechanismsFunctions of International Mechanisms; Proposed and Existing Mechanisms: Comparative Analysis; Concluding Remarks; PART III: GLOBAL ACTION; CHAPTER 6. A BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION; Introduction; Need for Global Action; A New International Mechanism for Appropriate Technology; Conclusion.
Series Title: Pergamon international library of science, technology, engineering, and social studies.
Responsibility: edited by A.S. Bhalla ; foreword by Jan de Koning.

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Towards Global Action for Appropriate Technology evaluates the feasibility of establishing and implementing an international mechanism for the promotion of appropriate technology. A strategy of reorienting research and development towards the rural and small-scale urban sectors is proposed, with emphasis on ultimately building national technological capacity in developing countries. This book is comprised of six chapters and begins with an overview of concepts, definitions, and strategies, followed by a discussion on some relatively unfamiliar criteria that should be taken into account in guid.

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