BROOKINGS: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND COLLABORATION   (1977)

Originally published as Annex II to the Brookings Institution’s interim report on An Assessment of Development Assistance Strategies, a study requested by the Secretary of State in 1977. On the title page: “Submitted to the Department of State In Accordance With Grant No. 1722-720235. October 6, 1977.” 

Contents 

I.  Technology and development  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 1

II. Technical assistance: sharing modern knowledge

III. Technology

IV. Institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2

V. Policies

VI. The institutional framework for technological collaboration

          A. Recent AID organizational and policy changes

                    1. Section 211 (d)

                    2. Technical Assistance Bureau (TAB)

                    3. 1972 objectives of operational reforms

                    4. 1973 New Directions mandate

                    5. 1975 Title XII in Foreign Assistance Act

          B. Other Federal agencies

          C. Research abroad

          D. International organizations

          E. AID-financed technical services

          F. Counterpart funds

VII. Institutional shortcomings  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3

          A. Staff

          B. Procedures

          C. Technical cooperation with middle-income countries

          D. Use of Federal agency resources for development purposes

          E. Use of private scientific, technical and educational resources

          F. Ability to collaborate on major development problems

VIII. International Development Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4

          A. Purposes

          B. Functions

                    1. Provide central source of knowledge

                    2. Coordinate government development-research efforts

                    3. Support U.S. universities and private research in dvpmnt

                    4. Support U.S. participation in international dvpmt research

                    5. Improve access by dvpg countries to U.S. training

                    6. Help build indigenous capacity for research and training

                    7. Increase effectiveness of public, private, & voluntary orgs

          C. Regional offices

          D. Issues

                    1. Orientation

                    2. Technical qualifications of staff

                    3. Contracting procedures

                    4. Accountability

                    5. Foreign policy

                    6. Size and constituency

                    7. Continuity of funding

                    8. Interagency relationships

IX. Conclusions

X. Footnotes 



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