Chemistry and Developing Countries

Proceedings of a Conference, London, April 1991

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Impact of the Chemical Industry on the Development of the Third World

There is a mistaken belief that building up a chemical industry is not a priority for developing countries, particularly the smaller and poorer ones, because of its association with capital-intensive petrochemical complexes and the use of potentially dangerous and environmentally hostile processes. Access to chemicals is, however, essential to the operation of virtually all other industries as well as to agricultural efficiency, and more than 30% of UNIDO's technical assistance is directed towards the chemical and related industries.


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