Abstract for:Effects of the consumption of energy in development dynamics in isolated rural areas.
Development in rural communities is compromised by the way social investment is made. In several countries, this investment is made through the provision of home public services, and according to various studies, the availability of energy for communication could lead to development. This paper describes how this resource, together with the community decision making, allows a sustainable development over time. System thinking is used as a tool to unify the decision structure of communities and the energy and communication impact on time over them. This hypothesis is elaborated using the concept of "sustainable livelihoods" and the addition of the "Maslow pyramid" for the hierarchy in the allocation of resources. This allows the realization of a low-level simulation, and we validate the hypothesis using emerging behaviours. We use a model to evaluate how development can be generated in an emergent way from individual decisions.