Mastering the Machine
Poverty, Aid and Technology

Smillie, Ian
Publisher:  Broadview Press
Year Published:  1992  
Pages:  268pp   Price:  $18.95  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6768

Abstract:  In this book, Smillie asserts that Third World Nations and donor nations are an obstacle for people to make advances in industry and technology. Third World Nations should use local non-governmental organizations to improve technology and industry. One example is BRAC, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, has done a thorough job in introducing 80,000 poor women to poultry rearing and another 60,000 women to growing readside mulberry trees for silkworms.
Smillie pleads for a rational approach to industrialization and questions of technology, offers and excellent summary of global reports that lay out the extent of poverty in the southern hemisphere.

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