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Social and Economic Development

For social entrepreneurs and business entrepreneurs technology is only half the story. This section of Practical Answers includes material that aims to support the introduction of new technology and technology innovation on a sustainable basis by looking at elements of development practice such as project planning and implementation. It also covers economic issues that might be faced by small entrepreneurs in their business lives such as market analysis.

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Economic Development

For business entrepreneurs technology is only half the story. This section of Practical Answers includes material...

Social Development

For social entrepreneurs technology is only half the story. This section of Practical Answers includes material...

General Resources

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Discovering Technologists Bangla

  • process brief
  • Bangla

Gender and technology training guidelines.

Priyanthi Fernando, Helen Appleton, Sujatha Wijethilake, Published by Practical Action Bangladesh on 02/02/14

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Discovering Technologists: - Descubriendo a las Tecnólogas: Manual de Capacitación en Género y Tecnología

  • guides and manuals
  • Spanish

Desde hace algunas décadas se vienen realizando estudios acerca de los diferentes roles de mujeres y varones. Estos...

Sujatha Wijethilake, Priyanthi Fernando, Helen Appleton, Published by Soluciones Prácticas on 01/13/14

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Discovering Technologists: Women's and Men's Work at Village Level

  • guides and manuals
  • English

Gender and technology training guidelines.

Priyanthi Fernando, Helen Appleton, Sujatha Wijethilake, Published by Practical Action South Asia on 01/01/00

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What is Appropriate Technology?

  • fact sheet
  • English

Technology: Choice or Compromise?

Published by Practical Action on 05/16/12

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What is Appropriate Technology? - La Tecnología Apropiada

  • process brief
  • Spanish

Tecnología: ¿Elección o compromiso?

Published by Practical Action on 03/28/13

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Further Information Resources

From ReliefWeb http://reliefweb.int/
ReliefWeb is an online source for humanitarian information on global crises and disasters.

Participatory Impact Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners
Andrew Catley – John Burns – Dawit Abebe – Omeno Suji, Feinstein International Ceter, Tufts University

From The Global Development Research Center http://www.gdrc.org/
The Global Development Research Center is an independent nonprofit think tank that carries out initiatives in education, research and practice, in the spheres of environment, urban, community and information, and at scales that are effective.

Starting an NGO
Kickstart an NGO
Fundraising Strategies
Logical Framework Analysis - BOND

Practice in Participation http://www.practiceinparticipation.org/
Practice in Participation is a joint venture of southern civil society organisations committed to promoting participatory practices in the empowerment of excluded citizens worldwide. Practice in Participation focus on maintaining and presenting a platform for archiving and creating a repository of ‘grey literature’, especially for community-based organisations.

Publications

From Practical Action Publishing

Small Enterprises in Developing Countries
A collection of conclusions based on case studies for small enterprises.

Small Business in Transition Economies
This book looks at some of the experiences of SME projects carried out in the various countries in the region.

Small Beginnings
Looks at the role of small firms and employment-generating technologies in reviving the economy.

Their Own Idea
Written for those whose job it is to assist people to start their own businesses, or who are considering the merits of group as opposed to individual enterprise, this book looks at 13 case studies which all contain important lessons.

Minimum Economic Recovery Standards
The programmatic focus of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards is on strategies and interventions designed to improve income, cash flow, asset management, and growth among crisis-affected households and enterprises.

Equity and Efficiency in Economic Development
Eminent development economists tackle the question of how to design, construct and administer an economic system that will function efficiently and assure improved living standards, while respecting individual freedoms and social justice.

Fuelling Economic Growth
Seven case studies from Argentina, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Tanzania, Peru, the Philippines and Vietnam examine how policies have been developed and implemented to encourage innovation.

Social Progress and Sustainable Development
Neil Thin sets out to clarify the meaning of the social dimensions of development, with an emphasis on sustainability.

 

 

 

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