This project aims to produce new evidence about the current reality of digital refugee work through research and collaboration.

The wider goals are rooted in three principles: to increase the evidence base about digital refugee work, to improve refugees access to fair work, and to establish new standards and guidelines that define and implement fairness and decent conditions for displaced persons in digital economies.



1) Evaluate and define what constitutes fair and decent work in the context of refugees in digital economies.

2) Make the specific vulnerabilities and economic needs of refugees visible.

3) Collaborate with international organisations, civil society, refugee communities, and the private sector towards a new set of guiding principles for fair digital refugee work.



1) Gain insights into who can and who cannot access digital livelihoods.

2) Improve refugees’ access to digital skills training and digital labour markets.

3) Review current regulations and restrictions and offer concrete recommendations to improve access.


1) Collect evidence about the design, operation, and impact of current digital initiatives, skills trainings, and work platforms in relation to refugees.

2) Coordinate research into digital work practices among refugees.

3) Understand the challenges refugees face in the digital world and identify emerging opportunities.