The GDRC Programme on Technology Management
So what do we do with technologies, both hard and soft? Where does it fit in the sustainability framework at the local level?
GDRC Special Feature: Appropriate Technology GDRC Special Feature: Technology Databases
In this GDRC programme, "Technology" is taken to mean not only machines and equipment, but also the skills, abilities, knowledge, systems and processes necessary to make things happen ... thus technologies are meant to be total systems that include know-how, procedures, goods and services, as well as organizational and operational measures.

"Technology Management" is actually a structural process of learning. The key components of management can be identified as knowledge derived from real-world experience together with human expertise capable of transforming that knowledge into action.


Documents and Reports
Initiatives and Information Reources
Organizations and Institutions

Highlights of GDRC Research
A Disaster Technology Continuum: Technology Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction
Policy Analysis Series E-197.

Technology Ecosystems and the SDGs
Policy Analysis Series E-193.

Technologies for the SDGs: Focus on Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs)
Concept Note Series E-132.

Creating an Environment for Environmental Technology
Policy Analysis Series E-072.


What is GDRC doing now?
  Currently, GDRC is focussing on capacities for the public and private sectors, to assess technologies within a sustainable development framework. It is also exploring the technology ecosystems that will assist in promoting and deploying environmentally sound technologies (ESTs).

Have a look at the planned publications under this programme

Towards a Gender Analysis Framework to assist the application, adoption and use of Environmentally Sound Technologies
Management Tools Series E-058 @ GDRC Gender and Development programme

Environmental Decision-makng Criteria for Technology Selection
Policy Analysis Series E-188 @ GDRC Technology Management programme.

This programme is a part of:

More information on GDRC's Economy sphere
  GDRC's Economy Sphere  

Technological solutions will be at the core of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

See GDRC's Sustainability Dashboard

Current Pubs
Future Pubs