ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This saga of " Brick by brick: the Herculean task of cleaningup the Asian brick industry " has had many contributors over many years, working on the different brick programmes in India, Nepal, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Please see the list of all thepeople involved on the inside back cover.
This fascinating story was written by :Urs Heierli
, an economist ( Ph . D ., University of St . Gallen ). From1987 to 1999 he served as country director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (
) in Bangladesh and India.
, an energy technologist ( Ph . D ., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay ). From 1994 to 2006 he worked for
. Hehas been associated with
brick sector projects in India ( since1995 ) and in Vietnam ( since 2001). Presently he is based in NewDelhi.
Foreword : Walter Fust
is an economist and Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (
Paul Osborn, Médiateurs, Netherlands
Urs Heierli, Sameer Maithel, Heini Müller,
,N . Vasudevan, Development Alternatives, Richard Gerster
Design and layout :
Claudia DerteanoThis publication is co-published by all the partner organisationsappearing on the back cover. It is also part of the " Poverty Alle- viation as a Business " series of publications by Urs Heierli.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (
),Natural Resources and Environment Division, Berne
February 2008, printed in India
Hard copies are available from
Division( address below )
snru @ deza.admin.ch
Electronic copies :
can be downloaded from : www.teriin.org ; www.devalt.org ; www.povertyalleviationasabusiness.org ; www.skat.ch ; www.deza.admin.ch/themes; www.greentechsolution.co.in
with many ﬁlm clips is in the back-cover of this booklet. The clips are also available for download via Webstreaming. Please visit www.povertyalleviationasabusiness.orgfor details
This publication is supported by :
Natural Resources and Environment (
– Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation,Freiburgstrasse 130
-3003 Berne, Switzerland www.deza .admin.ch/themes