The feeble institutional link between the information and communication technologies (ICTs) and poverty in Mexico

In recent decades the ICTs have been recognized as enablers of development and poverty alleviation. However, there are many factors that could impede their effective adoption and appropriation by the poor. The aim of this paper is to review the effects which the institutional weakness of the Mexican...

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Main Author: Becerril-Velasco, Christian I.
Format: Artículo
Language: spa
Published: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez 2018
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Online Access: http://erevistas.uacj.mx/ojs/index.php/noesis/article/view/2597
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Summary: In recent decades the ICTs have been recognized as enablers of development and poverty alleviation. However, there are many factors that could impede their effective adoption and appropriation by the poor. The aim of this paper is to review the effects which the institutional weakness of the Mexican state has had on the way in which the telecommunications sector is structured and, in consequence, the feeble link between ICTs and poverty in Mexico. For that purpose we carry out a documentary analysis as part of a broader research study which assesses empirically the role which the Mexican state has played in impeding the poor from accessing, using and appropriating ICTs as a way to alleviate poverty. We present some concluding remarks in relation to some of the institutional changes that must be made so that the ICTs could contribute more importantly to alleviating poverty in Mexico.
ISSN: 2395-8669