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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Mrs. Francisca Valdebenito

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  • Position: Director
  • Department: Studies
  • Affiliation: Symbolon Consultores
  • Country: Chile
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  • Biographical info: Francisca Valdebenito-Acosta is director of studies at Symbolon Consultores (, in Santiago. She dictates the course of Approach of Happiness in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile. Her work lies at the intersection of public health, well-being and invisible populations. She is currently working in water governance in insular territory, and in the experience of the users in primary health care for people with disability.

Research interests:
Disability, health, social determinants, water, rural populations

Thematic Groups:
Children and Youth Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach Health and Disability Horizontal Inequality Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Participatory Methods Quantitative Research Methods Sustainable Human Development

Regional Network:
Latin American Network

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