Energy Policy and Third World Development

By Pradip K. Ghosh | Go to book overview
Save to active project

A Framework for Policies to Strengthen the Technological Capacity of Developing Countries in the Energy Sector

UNCTAD SECRETARIAT

The analysis made in the previous parts of this study has underlined the basic characteristics of the energy situation in developing countries, and the major constraints faced by developing countries in the transfer of technology and the strengthening of their technological capacity in the energy sector, and also showed how some of these countries had been trying to overcome these obstacles. These findings may be synthesized here with a view to drawing some general conclusions that have a bearing upon a discussion of policy issues and options for developing countries at the national, regional and international levels.


I GENERAL SUMMARY

Energy is of universal importance for development. In fact, a close relationship is observed between income growth and energy consumption. Like income distribution, energy use is unevenly shared between developed and developing countries. World-wide energy consumption is heavily concentrated in the developed countries. These countries, with about 30 per cent of the world's total population, today consume more than 80 per cent of the world's total commercial energy. In sharp contrast, the other 70 per cent of the world's population, comprising the developing countries and the socialist countries of Asia, consume less than 20 per cent. On a per capita basis, commercial energy consumption in 1975 was 0.40 TCE in developing countries, compared with 6.09 TCE in the developed market economy countries, representing only one

____________________
From ENERGY SUPPLIES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, 1980, (59-64), reprinted by permission of the publisher, U.N. Publications, N.Y.

-180-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Energy Policy and Third World Development
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 400

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?