I am a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).I completed an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development at IDS four years ago and have been working with the digital and technology cluster ever since. I work on projects covering various topics related to digital technology and development including automation and the future of work, the potential impacts of frontier technologies for Development, helping several donor agencies think through their digital strategies and use of digital technologies, the use of Technology for Transparency and Accountability (T4TA), the use of Real Time Data for decision making in the development sector. Some of the emerging technologies I have focused on include: blockchain, 3D Printing, big data, drones, airships, internet of things, solar batteries, and more.
- Digital Inequalities
- Sustainable Development
- Political economy of automation
Roberts, T. and Hernandez, K. (2019) ‘Digital Access is not Binary: The 5’A’s of Technology Access in the Philippines’, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 0.0: e12084, http://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12084
Faith, B.; Hernandez, K.; and Ramalingam, B. (2017) ‘Background paper for the Digital Development Summit 2017 on the Future of Work, IDS Evidence Report 207
Hernandez, K.; Roberts, T. (2019) Leaving No One Behind in a Digital World: An extended literature review. K4D emerging issues report
Hernandez, K.; Faith, B.; Prieto Martin, P. and Ramalingam, B. (2016) ‘The Impact of Digital Technology on Economic Growth and Productivity, and its Implications for Employment and Equality: An Evidence Review’, IDS Evidence Report 207
Hernandez, K. (2017) Blockchain for Development – Hope or Hype? IDS Rapid Response Briefing 17, IDS
Ramalingam, R. and Hernandez, K. (2016) ‘The Multiple Forms of Digital Inequality’, 2016 World Social Science Report: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World
Digit Research Fellows Becky Faith and Kevin Hernandez have written a blog which looks at the current crisis of digital exclusion in hyper connected times.
Planned Research working papers and delivery date
Contribution to working papers on conceptualising digitisation (TBC)
Working paper on digital inequalities and social protection (July 2020)