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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.  

Academic links

Google Scholar
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Connections and expertise

Kevin Hernandez’s recent work

Report

Leaving No One Behind in a Digital World

K4D Emerging Issues Report;

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

Brief

Blockchain for Development – Hope or Hype?

IDS Rapid Response Briefing 17

Blockchain technology has been heralded by many as the next big thing. The potential use of blockchains has attracted widespread attention from the media, the IMF, the UN, and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor.

11 April 2017