While reading Exhibit A, I came across several interesting secrets of innovation, but one in particular caught my attention: the seventh posted from Amy Smith on "rules for design in the developing world", whose title is "Provide Skills, not just finished technologies".
Before expressing my point of view, I would like to quote a proverb: "Give the man a fish, and he will not be hungry for that day; teach the man how to fish and he will never be hungry again".
I believe that providing skills, rather than finished products or technologies, could be the only concrete solution to help developing countries improve their economy, their industries, and any sector in which they present some weaknesses. This will help them to become independent from other more developed countries. They will be able to solve the current problems and difficulties, but not only: they will also be able to face any future problem the country might have.Furthermore, the acquired skills can be applied to find solutions to a much wider variety of problems.
It's just like mathematics: the teacher gives you the basic skills, and you have to apply them in various situation in order to solve also the most complicated problems.