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Poverty eradication through technology integration approach : a case study of Sri Lanka

Show simple item record Dasanayaka, SWSB 2015-09-01T14:45:37Z 2015-09-01T14:45:37Z 2015-09-01
dc.identifier.issn 2306-1669 en_US
dc.identifier.issn Online : 2306-1669 en_US
dc.description.abstract The contributions of this paper are manifold: First, it presents the Technology and Poverty Reduction Framework that integrate all the key stakeholders involved in the process of Research & Development (R&D) and technological innovation in Sri Lanka by linking farmers, fishermen and small and medium scale enterprises. Second, it presents a new framework for Technology Development Directions and shows the Sri Lanka’s low equilibrium trap position. Third, this paper analyzes the history of technology evelopment in Sri Lanka. Many technological innovations have been made or transferred during the last few decades in Sri Lanka in many fields. However, the majority of the population has not had adequate access to these new technologies, especially communities involved in small/medium, micro and cottage industries, agriculture and fisheries are out of the reach of these new technologies. Therefore, this paper proposes an agenda for the development of new technological advances and seeks to identify ways in which technology could be made to be accessible to all segments of the population. It also has the distinction of being one of the first papers that explored the history of technology development as well as the link between technology and poverty eradication in the context of Sri Lanka. Finally, it emphasizes that massive investment on S&T, R&D, innovation, technology transfer and acquisition itself will not be the solution to eradicate poverty without proper integration approach to disseminate these new technologies to poor. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri file:///C:/Users/user/Downloads/229-2749-1-PB.pdf en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Research & Development en_US
dc.subject R& D en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title Poverty eradication through technology integration approach : a case study of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Pro Poor Growth en_US
dc.identifier.issue 01 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 01 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 47-55 en_US en_US

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