Changing Technologies

by Developed Africa 27. January 2014 09:00

Whilst the news is currently all based around how new technologies are going to be the future, and how positive their impact on development is going to be, a new article from the World Bank has highlighted the issue of changing technology boundaries, and how development projects are going to keep up.

Governments that take 2 years to put a strategy in place find it outdated by the time it is approved. Some of the projects we have in The World Bank take one to two years to prepare and another four or five to implement."

The main crux of the author's point is: how are projects going to keep up with developing technologies?

However, it is possibly quite a futile question, as the advice given is extremely vague, and is not really a plan that anyone can really follow, it just advises remaining open to change. Ironically, the advice comes in a 10 point plan, which, they state, was originally a 7 point plan, proving that adaptation is really what has to be done, and there is no real plan to be followed for it.

But the thought is a valid one, we do need to focus on the fact that not only will developing technologies aid developing countries in their growth, but that they will change the way in which developed countries need to address the problems. But, as the article made clear, it is a difficult task to tackle.


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