The use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints

This report presents the findings from a study about the use of mobile technology to improve humanitarian programming in Syria

Abstract

This report presents the findings from a qualitative research study commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) about the current and potential use of mobile technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian programming in Syria.

The research involved:

  1. A desk-based review of existing evidence of mobile technology use

  2. Findings from 58 interviews conducted in the fourth quarter of 2016, including with 48 Syria-based respondents and 10 key informant interviewees outside Syria.

This research was funded under the Provision of Technical Assistance to the Syria Crisis Response Programme.

Citation

Syria Independent Monitoring (SIM) team. The use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints. (2017), 60p

The use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints

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