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UNDP Global

The Migrant Union - Digital Livelihoods for People on the Move

Dec 2, 2019

This research, commissioned as part of the Migrant Union initiative, examines the nexus of forced dis­placement, the changing nature of work, and liveli­hoods. It examined whether specific characteristics of displacement present exciting possibilities to enhance and open up livelihood opportunities for displaced people – or whether the potential barriers, risks, and pitfalls are greater than the benefits. The findings clearly indicate that, yes, there are unique benefits of digital work for displaced people and those on the move. The report presents the achievements within emergent practice, the limits of these achievements, and barriers that need to be overcome to scale up what works.