Report: chatbots in humanitarian contexts 

Olivia Johnson
Barbara Paes
Laura Guzman

This research looks at the types of chatbots that have been used by humanitarian and civil society organisations, why they were introduced, and what challenges were faced in implementing them.

Report: Data protection & privacy in beneficial ownership

Laura Guzman

Our research assesses if publishing beneficial ownership data in public registers is lawful, if it is an effective way of tackling the abuse of anonymous companies, and how any potential impacts to privacy can be minimised or mitigated.

Technology and legal empowerment around the world

Tom Walker

We partnered with the Open Society Justice Initiative to research how legal empowerment actors worldwide are using technology to give people information about the law, connect them with legal advice, and provide them with legal services.

How small data can improve access to justice for the poor

Tom Walker
Matthew Burnett

Learnings from our report on the use and impact of technology in case management in Indonesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, and South Africa, informed by interviews with a range of civil society organizations, technologists, and government representatives.

Report: Improving Access to Water Services in Sierra Leone

Nonso Jideofor

In 2017, we partnered with Code for Sierra Leone through our Matchbox Program to collaborate on a project that aimed to improve access to water in Sierra Leone through information and communication technologies (ICTs). Last month, we shared a blogpost detailing opportunities we identified, and highlighted the need to build upon existing local solutions. This […]

Announcing our new research on humanitarian futures for messaging apps

Tom Walker

Messaging apps are the fastest growing form of digital communication ever, with smartphone ownership rising rapidly around the world and messaging becoming many people’s favourite way to communicate. But what does this mean for humanitarian organisations? Our new research report, produced in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the messaging […]

Launching new Responsible Data in Agriculture paper

Zara Rahman

We’re very happy to share our new paper on Responsible Data in Agriculture, commissioned by Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), and co-authored together with Lindsay Ferris.

DatNav: New Guide to Navigate and Integrate Digital Data in Human Rights Research

Zara Rahman

Launching DatNav: a guide designed to help you navigate and integrate digital data into your human rights research. DatNav is the result of a collaboration between Amnesty International, Benetech, and The Engine Room which began in late 2015 culminating in an intense four day writing sprint facilitated by Chris Michael and Collaborations for Change in May 2016,  […]

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