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Kevin Hernandez

Research Officer

Kevin Hernandez is a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies. After completing an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development at IDS, he worked on a foresight study looking at synergies and tradeoffs between pathways to Equality, Sustainability, and Building Secure and Inclusive Societies.

Kevin now works with the Digital and Technology cluster on various projects including the impact of digital technology on economic growth, productivity, employment and equality, the use of Real Time Data for decision making in the development sector, Frontier Technologies for Development, and Foresight Studies on the future of Digital Technologies. He also provides technical support to entrepreneurs in two innovation funds.  

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Journal Article

Digital Access is not Binary: The 5’A’s of Technology Access in the Philippines

The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries;

Online political participation has been presented as a possible solution to declining levels of trust in traditional politics. However, the most marginalised communities are often the least connected and participate least in digital citizenship programmes. Much existing literature rests on a...

8 February 2019


Leaving No One Behind in a Digital World

K4D Emerging Issues Report 10

In an increasingly digital world, relatively privileged people are able to use their access to mobile and internet technologies to access clear digital dividends including remote access to health and education information, financial inclusion and digital pathways to economic and political...

1 November 2018

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