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Contents

  • Study of the Capacity of the U.N. Development System
  • Introduction
  • Terms of Reference
  • The Capacity Study as the Analysis of a System
    • a) Subject areas interacting with development are ignored
    • b) Organizations interacting with the U.N. development system are ignored
    • c) Management problems of bodies outside the U.N. system are ignored
    • d) Administrative and operational processes on which U.N. development programmes are dependent are ignored
  • Concept of Future U.N. Structure
  • Concept of the Future U.N. development information system
    • a) Development bias
    • b) Country bias
    • c) U.N./UNDP bias concerning control information
    • d) Operational information bias
    • e) Bias against some categories of operational information
    • f) Lack of interest in effects of programmes
    • g) Documentation bias
  • Report of the Commission on International Development
  • Report of the U.N. Centre for Economic and Social Information
    • a) Mobilization of will
    • b) Stages in the progressive definition of "want"
    • c) Meaning of "groups"
    • d) Consequences of development
    • e) Target audience data bank service
  • Report of the Committee on Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Discussion
    • a) Implications for the future of nongovernmental organizations
    • b) Participation, legitimacy and will
    • c) Complexity
    • d) Comprehensibility
    • e) Conservation of resources
    • f) Urgency
  • Tools for the Future
    • a) Planning
    • b) Networks
    • c) Computers
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix I: Organizational networks
  • Appendix II: Sketch of a world action-potential information system
  • Appendix III: A network approach to programme interaction
  • Appendix IV: Summary of world system data banks