developing countries Articles

  • The health impacts of climate change and variability in developing countries

    Health is a focus reflecting the combined impacts of climate change on the physical environment, ecosystems, the economic environment and society. Long-term changes in the world's climate may affect many requisites of good health - sufficient food, safe and adequate drinking water and secure dwelling. The current large-scale social and environmental changes mean that we must assign a much higher ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water and climate variability in developing countries: the case of Uganda

    Water safety and climate mitigation measures are global concerns. In this study, climate variability and related health implications were examined. The data included 11,101 outpatient records in the Luwero district from the Ugandan Ministry of Health database, the records of 2,358 outpatients connected with water-related health risks linked to climate variability (diseases such as cholera, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Global governance of technology: meeting the needs of developing countries

    In 2000, world leaders adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration in which they pledged to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the world's people earning less than a dollar a day, suffering from hunger and unable to obtain safe drinking water. This paper argues that meeting these targets will entail concerted efforts to raise economic productivity in the developing world and to redirect ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Some insights to reinvent industrial strategy in developing countries

    This paper briefly discusses the issues of current globalisation and the growing divergence in competitive performance in the developing world. The paper then considers the case for industrial policy, arguing that government interventions are necessary to overcome market failures in building the technological capabilities required for industrial development.Keywords: globalisation, industrial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential for integrated risk assessment in a rapidly developing country

    In Kuwait, risk assessment became an issue during the Iraq/lran war when several industrial and other activities became targets for hostile actions. With the torching of the oil-wells in 1991 and the resulting severe air and soil pollution, assessment of the risk was of prime importance. The health impacts and risk assessment were further addressed when the Environmental Protection Council ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the policy challenges confronting globalising developing countries

    The article models the policy challenges facing globalising developing countries. Models from the pure theory of international trade, the small open economy model, growth accounting, the Solow-Swan model, the gravity model, models of portfolio diversification and currency crises models are reviewed to distil policy guidelines to promote the globalisation of developing countries. The overriding ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enabling knowledge societies in developing countries: the example of genomics

    To address the health needs of developing countries, it is necessary to build and strengthen knowledge societies. By using genomics as an example, we aim to demonstrate that creating effective knowledge societies requires transformative steps and concrete mechanisms. We present four transformative steps towards the development of an expansive outlook regarding equity: developing a global state of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring the receipt of international climate finance by developing countries

    The 2010 Cancun Agreements and 2011 Durban Outcome call for developing countries to register, monitor, and report on support received, and for developed countries to improve their reporting by using more complete climate finance reporting guidelines. Doing so will enable information on climate change finance from developed countries to be matched with information from developing countries. The ...

  • Regionalization of models for operational purposes in developing countries: an introduction

    This special edition is a compilation of papers delivered orally at the workshop on regionalization of models for operational purposes in developing countries held during the joint International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) International Convention in Hyderabad, India during September 2009. The overall theme of the convention ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cooperation between Central and Eastern European countries and developed countries on energy and environmental conservation

    This article overviews cooperation between Central and Eastern European countries and developed countries on energy and environmental conservation. Problems of energy conservation during transition as well as methodological problems of cooperation are presented. The problems resulting from EU accession and the creation of the International Center for Energy and Environmental Policy for Central ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Strategic niche management of intelligent transport systems deployment and development in developing countries

    Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have been used in industrialised countries for almost two decades and have positively contributed in enhancing safety, mitigating congestion, reducing transportation cost and preserving environmental quality. However, a significant number of professionals, policy-makers and practioners have been lobbying against the adoption of this technology-based solution in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical implications of the 1987 Montreal Protocol for developing countries

    The 1987 Montreal Protocol, which came into force in 1989 and was subsequently strengthened by the 1990 and 1992 amendments, has profound implications for both developed and developing countries. The implications for developed countries have understandably received and continue to receive considerable attention. However, the implications for technology, industry, training and development, and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Main issues related to CDM: a developing country perspective

    Four years after the Kyoto Protocol was agreed to, issues related to operationalising CDM are yet to be resolved. This paper presents the debate on key CDM issues, namely, those of baselines, additionality, supplementarity, application of the sustainable development criteria and the inclusion of sinks as CDM projects. CDM is compared with other flexible mechanisms defined in the Kyoto Protocol. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Houshold Water Treatment in Developing Countries: Ceramic Filtration

    Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) interventions are proven to improve water quality and reduce diarrheal disease incidence in developing countries.  Five of these proven HWTS options – chlorination, solar disinfection, ceramic filtration, slow sand filtration, and flocculation/disinfection – are widely implemented in developing countries.  Organizations ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Overview of solid waste management in economically developing countries

    Recently, protection of public health and of the environment by utilizing proper methods for the management of municipal solid wastes is gaining importance in economically developing countries (DCs). Inefficient collection methods, insufficient coverage of the collection system, combined with improper disposal of municipal solid wastes and contaminated sources of water supply, are major threats ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Indicators of sustainable development: integration in decision–making process and applicability in developing countries

    Achieving sustainable development has become a major global goal reflecting the increasing concern by the public as well as decision makers over environmental issues. Although sustainable development indicators were developed to provide solid bases for decision making, many countries and in particular developing countries did not even approach sustainable development. This paper examines the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Employment guarantee or minimum income? Workfare and welfare in developing countries

    In many 'developing' countries widespread poverty is linked to landlessness and unemployment. Two possible responses to such poverty are employment guarantee (or public works) programmes and cash transfers. In general, low-wage job creation is the preferred option of both elites and citizens, but in South Africa cash transfers through a minimum income programme might, perversely, be more viable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technological catch-up and strategic technology partnering in developing countries

    This paper examines the trends in strategic technology partnering (STP) involving firms from developing countries over the period 1980-94. The evidence shows that a small group of countries dominate STP activity. In examining differences in organisational modes and their evolution over time, this paper suggests an increasing similarity between the NICs and Triad firms. Although it has been argued ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling construction materials in a developing country: four case studies

    This study identifies, documents, and assesses the existing levels of awareness and implementation of sustainability practices amongst the different participants in the Lebanese construction industry. The analysis is based on a survey of owners, designers, and contractors supplemented with four case studies illustrating the recycling of construction demolition waste (CDW). The results indicate an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you

    What’s the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries? A.  malnutrition and undernutrition B.  tuberculosis, malaria & HIV/AIDS C.  pollution If you guessed “C,” you got it. Exposures to polluted soil, water and air (both household and ambient) killed 8.4 million people in these countries in 2012. Another statistic worth ...


    By Ensia

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