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Stimulating the growth of small-scale industry : Final report, Year V

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  • Stimulating the growth of small-scale industry
  • Wall, Nelson C.; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Industrial and Systems Engineering(Engineering Experiment Station)
  • United States Agency for International Development


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Title Stimulating the growth of small-scale industry
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Final report, Year V

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Author(English)

Wall, Nelson C.; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Industrial and Systems Engineering(Engineering Experiment Station)

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[Washington, D.C.]:United States Agency for International Development

Date 1979
Series Title; No Special Evaluation
Pages 142
Subject Country Ghana(Africa)
Nigeria(Africa)
Brazil(Americas)
Philippines(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < General
Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Industry and Technology < Entrepreneurship
Holding United States Agency for International Development

Abstract

Evaluates project to provide grants and technical assistance to counterpart LDC universities for the development of indigenous small-scale industry extension services. This end-of-project report covers the entire project life, 1/23/74 - 1/9/79, and is based on Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) contractor records and on-site visits. The project was carried out with five different universities in Seoul, Korea; Tubarao, Brazil; Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Manila, Philippines; and Kumasi, Ghana. Four of these efforts remain active today, but the Nigerian program was dropped in 1978. The resulting counterpart extension services are capable of operating with minimal outside technical support and have proved their ability to implement programs of technical/management assistance to small scale industries. More than 5,100 new jobs were reported generated in rural areas of the five LDC's and 16 staff members from the counterpart universities were trained at GIT in the areas of conducting appropriate research; transferring and managing technology; adapting existing technology; and designing, implementing, and managing industrial programs. Some 29 appropriate technology devices or manufacturing processes have resulted from this project, some 515 technical/management assistance cases were serviced by the LDC counterparts, and more than 8,600 persons completed industrial training programs. In addition, counterpart institutions have started their own data bases, and have published a great number of research papers, feasibility studies, monographs, and other data. The author made six recommendations concerning the replication of this demonstration project so as to maximize the development of LDC extension capabilities. These included continuing the small industry grant mechnaism in other LDC's, assisting the establishment, and promoting the interchange of personnel and programs among LDC industrial research institutes. This end-of-project report is appended to the final progress report for the fifth project year.