We explore how technology can be harnessed for the greater good, and identify ways to monitor and reduce its potential to damage the positive outcomes – justice, equality and inclusion – that we seek.
ODI on Digital
How the African Continental Free Trade Area can support green recoveries in six African countries.
This paper looks at ways some mapmakers have tried to rebalance the power between mappers and those mapped, including creating participatory processes that are more intuitive to affected people.
This report shares the perspectives of refugees in Jordan to understand how they experience and use biometric technology to receive aid, as well as analysis of larger issues of digital identity.
In this instalment of Budgets and Bytes we are checking in on recent developments in digital money, their potential benefits for lower income countries, the role of government in their adoption, as well as some worrying and interesting developments in El Salvador and The Bahamas respectively.
Youth-led (digital) innovation and resilience during Covid-19: experiences from the African continent
Contributing to the evidence base on how young people across the African continent have been resilient and innovative in adapting their enterprises in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
ODI Working paper | This paper is based on a consultation with African youth, exploring their experiences with employment in the gig economy, business and tech innovation, and issues around social protection and financial inclusion.