New Technology and Rural Development: The Social Impact

New Technology and Rural Development: The Social Impact

New Technology and Rural Development: The Social Impact

New Technology and Rural Development: The Social Impact

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As ADIPA is primarily an association of research and training institutions it was institutions within the target countries which were first identified for the research. All were members of ADIPA and were chosen for their previous record in the fields of social and economic development. The leading researchers were then identified by the participating institutions. The research was directly supported by the Asian and Pacific Development Centre (APDC) in Kuala Lumpur through UNDP funding, and the APDC provided a co-ordinating role for the project throughout the research implementation. A preliminary meeting of the researchers and the lead scholar and co-ordinator was held in Bangkok in June 1985 and the details and timing of the project finalized. The lead scholar and the APDC Project Co-ordinator visited the participating institutions in December/January 1985/6 to discuss research issues arising from the field studies. A second meeting of researchers at APDC in August 1986 evaluated the results of the survey and agreed upon the findings. Considerable praise is due to the dedicated work put in by the researchers in the six countries together with their research teams.

A study of this magnitude demands a high standard of administration to ensure its smooth passage and the co-ordination necessary to ensure its success. The Project Co-ordinator of the Asia and Pacific Development Centre and his staff are to be congratulated on their management of the research which has resulted in completion within the time span allocated by the donors of the research grant.

ADIPA is particularly grateful to the lead scholar of the project Dr M.J. Campbell and his institution for the

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