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-- As I am new to Appropedia in Feb 2008, I am making some notes for an essay here, pending confirmation of whether or not this is appropriate. --
-- DRAFT IN PROGRESS AS OF FEB 2008. --


Appropriate Technology


Developed countries:Urban and suburban - In developed countries, factory-manufactured parts and materials are readily available. Persons working on the project may have only a theoretical familiarity with hands-on work, and may have unrealistic expectations or be surprised or discouraged at difficulties and setbacks.


Developing Countries - In developing countries, especially rural areas, factory-manufactured parts and materials may not be readily available or may be prohibitively expensive. Projects for these areas should focus on materials which are locally manufactured, or locally-available natural or recycled.


Capital-intensive manufacture