Development by Technology Seeding
Article first published online: 10 AUG 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 489–503, May 2015
How to Cite
2015), Development by Technology Seeding. J. Int. Dev., 27, 489–503. doi: 10.1002/jid.2874., , and (
- Issue published online: 29 APR 2015
- Article first published online: 10 AUG 2012
- technology transfer;
- sustainable development;
- appropriate technology;
- case study;
Technology is critical to international development, but the theory and practice of leveraging technology for humanitarian goals is not well developed. Technology Seeding is thus presented as a comprehensive model that draws upon proven design and technology transfer scholarship. Key characteristics include (i) design as the point of intervention, (ii) the building of technology from first principles (both scientific and disciplinary) and (iii) local adaptation. A case study that led in part to the methodology's development is presented. Technology Seeding, which enables and empowers the marginalized, is shown to be well suited for socially just long-term sustainable development. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.