This report is a result of a collaboration between BMZ, GIZ, betterplace lab and Kiron institutions which share the view that the current phenomenon of “ICT for refugees” is novel and has
great potential that should be investigated.
Drawing on field and desk research, this report aims to give an introductory navigation to, and interpretation of current developments. It shall capture the breadth of different areas where technology can create impact, of varying local contexts, and of actors involved. This report does not provide a comprehensive review, and a thorough discussion of assessment and effectiveness is also beyond the scope of this research. Rather it aims to understand current developments, high — light important areas of potential and contribute to a discussion about the opportunities and risks involved.