I have two new articles that have come out in the last two months! Both are focused on urban migrants. For those who are interested in how urban migrants use the internet and e-government, check out this article with my colleagues Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda, and Constantin Ruhe: Digitalization and e-government in the lives of … Continue reading Two new articles!
T20 Policy Brief: Digitalization and Forced Displacement
I have a new policy brief that has been published as part of the T20 process, in which think tanks from the G20 member states draw on scientific research to provide policy recommendations to the leaders during the G20 summit. My brief summarizes the practical implications of my research over the last few years on … Continue reading T20 Policy Brief: Digitalization and Forced Displacement
Working paper: Information and communication technology in the lives of forcibly displaced persons in Kenya
I have a new GDI/DIE Discussion Paper out, co-authored with my team members from last year's graduate course! It's an overview of activities with some top line recommendations for practitioners - there will be more publications that go deeper into the data and sites later this year.
The Asylum Hump: Why Country Income Level Predicts New Asylum Seekers, But Not New Refugees
My colleagues Constantin Ruhe, Lisa Groß and I have a new article out in the Journal of Refugee Studies! I won't post a PDF because it's open access, so anyone can download if for free. We dig into the question about why GDP per capita has not generally been a good predictor of new refugees. … Continue reading The Asylum Hump: Why Country Income Level Predicts New Asylum Seekers, But Not New Refugees
Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia
I'm very excited to share a German Development Institute Discussion Paper written by my colleague Katrina Munir-Asen, which explores refugee flows and urban integration in Malaysia. The case study is interesting in terms of how it frames the history of Malaysia's refugee and migration policies, and what these policies have meant for protection rules and integration … Continue reading Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia
New column in the Frankfurter Rundschau!
I'll post an English translation, but if you read or German (or want to Google Translate it) here is my latest on balancing the role of the private sector with statebuilding to encourage investment in municipalities that host refugees!
Re:publica 2018: Panel on e-learning in the lives of refugees
Algorithms and Refugee Integration
Science has been on a mini-surge of publishing refugee related articles. The first that came across my desk was on the relationship between asylum applications and climate change. While I appreciated the spirit of it, I'm not the only one who thinks it's seriously flawed, and was surprised it was accepted in a journal as … Continue reading Algorithms and Refugee Integration
New DIE-GDI Briefing Paper: Digitalization for supporting refugees
I published a new DIE-GDI Briefing Paper today on how digital tools can be used by donors, and refugees themselves, to manage and support safe resettlement processes. Feel free to share, and expect the German-language version in the next week or so!
After Paris, Now What?
Like many people I've been following the events in Paris with shock and sadness. I've watched the narratives evolve out of the tragedy, and a few resonate with me. Western leaders have seemed incapable of any kind of creative response to ISIL and the wider risks they pose. I responded on Twitter to an article … Continue reading After Paris, Now What?