Gate Technology and Development, No. 4 - AT: The Indian Scene
D 13584 F No. 4/1999 October - December
gate stands for German Appropriate Technology Exchange and was founded in 1978 as a special division in the government-owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), German Technical Cooperation.
gate defines “appropriate technologies” as those which appear particularly apposite in the light of economic, social and cultural criteria. They should contribute to socioeconomic development whilst ensuring optimal utilisation of resources and minimal detriment to the environment. Depending on the case at hand a traditional intermediate or highly-developed technology can be the “appropriate” one.
gate offers a free information service on appropriate technologies for all public and private development institutions in developing countries.
gate is provided by the
• Information and Advisory Service on Appropriate Technology (ISAT) and the
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