Author
DANERT, K.

Year of Publishing
2003

Publisher

Institution
Cranfield University

Technology Transfer for Development: Insights from the Introduction of Low Cost Water Well Drilling Technology to Uganda

Description:

Third World development theory and practice are changing so rapidly that it is important to critically examine the fashions of today before they become history. This thesis considers the development, transfer, early adoption and sustainable use of technology, coupled with private sector participation in rural water supply provision.

Improving water supplies for rural communities is one of the key challenges faced by development interventionists today. Lack of low cost, off the shelf technology for local enterprise which can provide affordable shallow wells for rural communities is one barrier to facilitating improvements.

This thesis is based on research undertaken in Uganda to develop and transfer low cost water drilling technology in the context of decentralisation and privatisation policies. An extensive range of literature has been drawn together into 16 principles which guide technology transfer and development intervention. These principles are reexamined in the light of analysis of first hand experiences of undertaking a technology transfer project and interviews with stakeholders regarding their attitudes and perceptions.


Bibliographical Information:

DANERT, K. (2003) Technology Transfer for Development: Insights from the Introduction of Low Cost Water Well Drilling Technology to Uganda. , Cranfield University


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