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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Technology transfer for development : insights from the introduction of low cost water well drilling technology to Uganda

Danert, Kerstin January 2003 (has links)
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. The research found that technology transfer is a cross-disciplinary and cross cultural process in which the linkages between the technology, context, individuals, organisations and beneficiaries need to be firmly established. Ugandan business and local Government culture plays a major role in facilitating successful technology uptake. Dealing with the risks associated with low cost groundwater technology is fundamental for its wider adoption. The process of technology transfer is important, particularly as high levels of stakeholder participation may compromise the delivery of outputs, at least in the short term. In terms of future challenges, this thesis shows that, culture, governance and equity need to be closely examined in relation to private sector participation in rural infrastructure provision. Private sector participation can conflict with community participation. How to adequately support innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa while harmonising development interventions is a challenge to the development community.

A sense of security? : the ideology and accountability of private security officers

Michael, Deborah Francis January 2002 (has links)
Policing in the UK is undergoing fundamental transformation. In an emerging 'mixed economy' of social control, policing has become a complex assortment of public and private inputs. As non-emergency policing has gradually shifted away from the Home Office police service monopoly, the private security industry is acquiiing a much wider role. This small-scale qualitative study provides an original insight into the ideology and accountability of 50 security officers working for three of the market leaders in the manned-guarding industry. Particular attention is paid to their attitudes towards: their role in crime control, their relationship with the police service, and their own powers and accountability. Information is also provided about the professionalism of security officers, by presenting data about guards' social backgrounds, training and general orientation to work. The research suggests that guards are primarily concerned about providing a service to the private employers who pay them, and have flmdamentally different attitudes towards their work compared to public police officers. The conclusions underline the implications of the pnvatisation of policing for social and criminal justice, indicating the emergence of forms of 'private justice' as policing is increasingly undertaken by guards without even any nominal concerns to serve the public interest. Although this might be acceptable to the neo-liberal approach that has come to dominate public policy debate in the last quarter of the twentieth century, it would be regarded as worrying by more traditional social or political perspectives whether conservative, liberal or socialist. The low levels of professionalism suggested by this data gathered from the market leaders in the security industry also raise important questions about the potential effectiveness of the guards.

Improving teenagers' understanding of emergency contraception

Graham, Anna Louise January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

Modifying the climate of exposed coastal settlements : as a means of providing shelter from wind in Northeast Scotland

Smith, Eileen McShand January 2001 (has links)
No description available.

Oil pollution on the Libyan coast

Walda, Walid January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

Cost recovery for sanitation services : the case of poor urban areas in Zimbabwe

Manase, Gift January 2003 (has links)
No description available.

The forensic applications of DNA profiling in Taiwan

Tang, Shumei January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

Inclusion and exclusion : relational challenges to social differences

Shedden, James Anthony January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

Fate of imidacloprid, procymidone, ipridone and malathion in European greenhouse soils

Capel, Elisa Lopez January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

#Greening the Government through Waste Prevention, Recycling and Federal Acquisition (EO13101)' : a critical assessment of purchasing within the US higher education sector with special reference to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Lyons, Kevin L. January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

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