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Digitalisation in the Lives of Urban Migrants

2019 - Evidence from Bogotá

Author:

Charles P. Martin-Shields

Publisher:

German Development Institute

Additional authors:

Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda, Constantin Ruhe

Description:

Digitalisation in the Lives of Urban Migrants

As increased migration, particularly to urban centres, and digitalisation play a greater role in development cooperation, more research on how these phenomena interact will become critical. Information communication technologies (ICTs) offer pathways for potentially making it easier for migrants to settle in, whether it be through e-government programmes or by accessing social networks that can help in finding housing and work. To better understand how ICTs fit into urban migrants’ lives, researchers from the German Development Institute have used new survey data in Bogota comparing how long-term residents, short-term residents, and Venezuelan migrants access and use ICTs.

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Language:

English

page count:

37

Copyright:

German Development Institute

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