Digital technologies, when used appropriately, have been shown positively to impact both migration and development. However, the increasing use of such technologies without regard for their potential for being used for harmful purposes (both consciously and unconsciously) means that such beneficial impacts cannot be guaranteed. This chapter examines the link between digital technologies and migration in the context of the SDGs. It maps migration-related SDGs and targets against those related to digital technologies and provides a critical review of the key themes that emerge from this mapping. The chapter argues that while migration has been rightly recognised as a key pathway to development in the SDGs, the UN roadmap for digital technologies is inadequate in relation to recognising the critical role played by these technologies in the context of migration. A more holistic approach is needed to ensure that digital technologies can be harnessed to support SDGs in this context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Elgar Companion to Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals
EditorsNicola Piper, Kavita Datta
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Electronic)9781802204513
ISBN (Print)9781802204506
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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