By United Nations. Commission on Science and Technology for Development. Panel on Technology for Basic Needs, International Development Research Centre (Canada)
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These emerging technologies are more mobile, flexible, and knowledge intensive than ever but less energy and resource intensive. Also, although technology transfer remains important, it is now subordinated to the desire to accumulate more domestic technological capabilities, an aspect that did not carry quite the same weight in earlier basic-needs programs. The ability to become competitive domestically and internationally is all-compelling: in the new global economy, virtually every Page 8 country has made some move toward deregulating its domestic economy and liberalizing its trade regime.
Technology — Planning. I. International Development Research Centre (Canada). II. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. III. Title. 91 C97-900030-0 A microfiche edition is available. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the International Development Research Centre and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
In many parts of the world the poor, especially poor women, are losing ground in income and amenities relative to the remainder of the population. 1% in developed market economies. 2% (UNCTAD 1994). The World Food Council estimated that 550 million people in the world were hungry in 1992, a number that jumps to around 1 billion when those vulnerable during periods of hunger each year are included (United Nations 1993). In 1981, the average per capita output in developed countries was about 20 times greater than that in developing countries; by 1991 it was 22 times greater (United Nations 1993).
An assault on poverty: basic human needs, science and technology by United Nations. Commission on Science and Technology for Development. Panel on Technology for Basic Needs, International Development Research Centre (Canada)