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RETOS. Revista de Ciencias de la Administración y Economía

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IBUJES VILLACIS, Juan M.  and  FRANCO CRESPO, Antonio A.. Use of ICT and its relationship with the Objectives of Sustainable Development in Ecuador. Retos [online]. 2019, vol.9, n.17, pp.37-53. ISSN 1390-8618.

In the United Nations in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were approved. The objective of this research is to know the current status and perspectives of the Information Society (IS) in relation to the achievement of the goals of the SDGs, through the analysis of historical information and projections of IS indicators, and actions of research, development and innovation (R&D+i) in Ecuador. The research methodology has a quantitative, non-experimental and longitudinal approach. Secondary information sources were used as national and foreign reports, which once converted into time series allowed to analyze projections and determine the future trend of those indicators. As results, it was found that the behavior of indicators of ICT use and R&D+i indicators are directly or indirectly related to the fulfillment of the goals of the fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth SDGs. On the one hand, it was concluded that the trend of five SI indicators is in relation with the achievement of the SDG goals, while three other indicators require a strong impulse to change the trend and achieve its associated goal; on the other hand, the need for the different actors of Ecuadorian society to commit to work based on the potential of the use of ICT and R&D+i activities in order to achieve the SDGs.

Keywords : Ecuador; development and innovation; gender; sustainable development objectives; projections; information and communication technologies.

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