Ken Pickar
Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering

California Institute of Technology
208 Gates-Thomas, Mail Code 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-4185

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E/ME 105: Product Design for the Developing World

Background Materials

Development Studies

  • UN: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2005 (pdf)
    Report on progress at achieving the MDGs

  • Collier, P., "The Bottom Billion: Why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it" Oxford Univesity Press, New York. US, 2007

  • Delgado, L. M. (1993) Manos de Mujer, Fundación La Ruta Maya, Editorial Piedra Santa, Guatemala.

  • Freire, P. (1970 b). The adult literacy process as cultural action for freedom in Cultural Action for Freedom, Rickmansworth: Penguin.

  • Freire, P. (1997). Mentoring the Mentor: A Critical dialogue which Paulo Freire. New York: Peter Lang.

  • Fundacion Solar., "Ciencia y Tecnica Maya". Colaboracion del consejo Nacional de Ancianos Principales y Guias Espirituales Mayas, Xincas y Garifunas. Guatemala, 2008.

  • Naciones Unidas, PNUD 2003, Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, Un compromiso entre las naciones para darle fin a la pobreza humana. Reporte de Desarrollo Humano 2003 New York y Oxford: Oxford University Press

  • Pretty, J., Hine, R. (1999). Participatory Appraisal for Community Assessment: Principles and Method. Centre for Environment and Society, University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester.

  • Sen, A., Development as Freedom. Oxford University Press, 2001 ISBN:0198297580