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BASIC Research Working Paper 3

Risks, Accountability and Technology Thematic Working Paper

Published on 7 February 2022

Aid agencies, governments, and donors are expanding investment in digitisation of their beneficiary identification and registration systems, and remote and algorithmic control of humanitarian and social protection programmes. They are doing so in ways that may facilitate the move from humanitarian assistance to government provision, and facilitate the delivery of shock-responsive social protection.

This paper looks at evidence on the role of digital technologies in the nexus between humanitarian and social assistance, assessing their benefits and risks. We conclude with an exploration of emergent research themes, recommendations for future research in this area, and links with the broader Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research programme themes.

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Faith, B.; Roberts, T. and Hernandez, K. (2022) Risks, Accountability and Technology Thematic Working Paper, BASIC Research Working Paper 3, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/BASIC.2022.003

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Becky Faith

Research Fellow

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Tony Roberts

Research Fellow

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Kevin Hernandez

Research Officer

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published by
Institute of Development Studies
doi
10.19088/BASIC.2022.003
isbn
978-1-78118-921-4
issn
2040-0209
language
English

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