Enlightenment Economics

New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts

New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts (Diane Coyle and Patrick Meier), for the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation, December 2009
New technologies offer enormous potential for responding quickly and effectively to disasters and emergencies, as well as creating some challenges. This report surveys innovations in technology use, such as aerial surveillance and user-generated content platforms, in such contexts and offers some recommendations for next steps.