Accession Number : ADP001465

Title :   Appropriate Informatics for Developing Countries,


Personal Author(s) : Jain,P. D.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The developing countries have common problems-problems of hunger, poverty, elimination of illiteracy, and the identification and management of resources. The role of informatics will vary significantly from one country to the other. The technologies developed in the industralized countries are meant for mass production and large scale units. This unfortunately is not the situation in the developing countries. The extremely wide and unpredictable fluctuations in the supply of raw materials and other inputs put heavy strain on the small scale industries sector and have defied the use of informatics in any meaningful way. There is therefore a need to differentiate between the model for development for industralized nations and the one which would be of relevance to developing countries. The biggest single factor of production in these countries is labour. General unemployment and lack of jobs are at the root of Asian poverty. The concentration of poverty is in the villages where the majority of the impoverished Asian masses live. A Comparison between various developing and developed countries' data on labour force distribution brings out very clearly the need to concentrate on the rural sector.

Descriptors :   *Information processing, *Technology transfer, *Industries, *Developing nations, Information transfer, Computers, Industrial production, Labor, User needs, Planning, Economics, Rural areas, Employment, Models, Industrial engineering, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE