The Techlogical Upgrading of Service Institutions describes the processes involved when techlogy is introduced into a developing country from a dor country. It discusses the techniques and problems of setting up a techlogical service institute in the host country and in particular the importance of ensuring that the service organization becomes independent and self-sufficient as soon as possible. The roles of other parties involved in the transfer are also discussed, NGOs, financial institutions, equipment suppliers, consultants, advisers, as well as the ecomic and political implications. Detailed case studies from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, India and the Philippines provide fascinating insight into the processes of techlogy transfer.
Tue Kelt Nielsen is a specialist in environmental studies of rivers and coastal areas. He has worked with technical consultancies and capability development in the Middle East and Asia.