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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Technology, poverty and the role of new technologies

The paper Technology, poverty and the role of new technologies in the eradication of povert: the case of Sri Lanka by Dr. Sarath Dasanayaka presented at the South Asia Conference on Technologies for Poverty Reduction, New Delhi,
10 – 11 October, 2003

Technology, innovation and Research and Development (R&D) are widely recognized as the most important factors in eradication of poverty which is the prime objective of economic growth and development in any developing country. It has been documented that long-term poverty eradication programs and strategies should be designed by incorporating the technology, innovation and R&D aspects. Many developed countries had achieved their economic growth, development and industry competitiveness by paying due attention to technology, innovation and R&D aspects while formulating development strategies. This paper discusses various aspects of technology development and its interaction with poverty from a Sri Lankan perspective by giving more emphasis to the role of new technologies.

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