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DEMAND—ASME Global Development Review, is a publication launched by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to help meet the needs of individuals and organizations working at the intersection of technology and global development.

This publication showcases a mix of case studies from social innovators around the world, original articles investigating overarching issues impacting global development, and condensed reports from The perspectives from the field are combined with interactive infographics, videos and stunning photos demonstrating the diverse challenges and solutions emerging in the global development space.

DEMAND is written by social innovators involved in developing and delivering appropriate technology-based solutions to benefit the environment, public health, and infrastructure. The mission is to promote shared learning through thoughtful, in-depth examinations of technology as well as the programmatic and community challenges faced by nonprofits, socially responsible businesses, academic programs, and government agencies engaged in global development. The authors consider broad system contexts as they demonstrate the application of engineering means and methods in the field. DEMAND’s case studies capture best practices and innovations in the space and tackle thematic areas in global development and applications, ranging from product design and technical performance to distribution and evaluation models.

The unifying thread is the unique viewpoint—through an engineering lens—and a demonstration of stakeholder-driven innovation as a model for solving the most pressing challenges of disadvantaged communities.

The case studies in this publication undergo evaluation both by an independent editorial review board and by ASME editors. The goal is to deliver high-quality, accessible and timely information. The hope is to excite the greater engineering community to develop solutions that are in demand.

DEMAND is published in collaboration with Mechanical Engineering magazine, which has been published by ASME since 1880 and identifies emerging technologies and trends and provides a perspective on the role of engineering and technology advances in the world and in our lives. ASME promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.