In-country research on Technology, Inequality and Migration

The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub is undertaking multidisciplinary collaborative research in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East/North Africa.  Updates on our in-country technology-focused research will be made available through links from this page.

The Hub is focusing on six main corridors:

  • Burkina Faso-Côte d’Ivoire (BF-CI);
  • China-Ghana (C-G);
  • Egypt-Jordan (E-J);
  • Ethiopia-South Africa (E-ZA);
  • Haiti-Brazil (H-B), and
  • Nepal-Malaysia (N-M).

Each has markedly different inequality patterns and forms, a range of development challenges and diverse policy approaches enabling a rich comparative analysis of the complex and multifaceted relationships between South-South Migration (SSM), inequality and development in origin and destination countries.

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The UNESCO Chair in ICT4D’s specific contributions on Technology, Inequality and Migration (TIM) will  focus on a selection of these corridors, but we are interested in involving people more generally with interests in ways through which ICTs can reduce inequalities in migration across the world.  We intend specifically to work with our partners and corridor-leads in different continental areas, and will therefore be focusing especially on:

Our research approach is threefold, always working with and in the interests of the migrants in these corridors:

  • First, we want to learn from migrants in these corridors about the many very different ways in which they use digital technologies;
  • Second, we wish to explore with them how they understand notions of inequality within the migration process, and together we will explore how technologies might be able to reduce them; and
  • Ultimately, we would like to work with migrants and digital developers in the corridor countries to develop one or more digital technology that can be used to reduce such inequalities.

Latest update 29th February 2020

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