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Technologies for Freedom: Una visión de la tecnología para el desarrollo humano /Technologies for Freedom: A Technological Approach to Human Development

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  • FERNÁNDEZ-BALDOR, ÁLVARO

    () (Grupo de Estudios en Desarrollo, Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería, UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA, ESPAÑA.)

  • BONI, ALEJANDRA

    () (Grupo de Estudios en Desarrollo, Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería, UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA, ESPAÑA.)

  • HUESO, ANDRÉS

    () (Grupo de Estudios en Desarrollo, Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería, UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA, ESPAÑA.)

Abstract

La tecnología, pese a ser una valiosa herramienta para el desarrollo, no es el único factor que asegura el éxito de una intervención. En este trabajo se presenta una visión de los proyectos tecnológicos que tiene en cuenta los principios del Desarrollo Humano y se centra en ampliar las opciones de los individuos: el enfoque Technologies for Freedom. Tras testar el enfoque en 4 proyectos de cooperación en Perú y analizar los resultados, se concluye que los proyectos tecnológicos son un medio para ampliar las opciones de las personas, pero también para reforzar su habilidad para provocar cambios que valoran. Technology, despite being very important, is not the only factor that ensures the success of an intervention. This paper presents a technological approach that takes into account the principles of human development and focus on expanding the real choices that people enjoy: the Technologies for Freedom approach. After testing the approach in 4 cooperation projects in Peru and analyzing the results, we conclude that technology projects are a means to expand people's choices, but also to enhance their ability to make changes happens.

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  • Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro & Boni, Alejandra & Hueso, Andrés, 2012. "Technologies for Freedom: Una visión de la tecnología para el desarrollo humano /Technologies for Freedom: A Technological Approach to Human Development," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 971-996, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:30_3_16
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    Keywords

    Desarrollo humano; tecnología; capacidades; agencia ; Human Development; Technology; Capabilities; Agency.;

    JEL classification:

    • I39 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Other
    • O39 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Other

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