World Refugee Council Reports

About the series

Reports include a range of publications prepared by the WRC Secretariat or multi-author teams for the World Refugee Council. These interim progress or final reports summarize and synthesize the main ideas, conclusions and recommendations emerging from the WRC’s work as it pursues its mandate.

In the Series

The World Refugee Council and the Aspen Ministers Forum co-hosted this working meeting to explore the integration of technology into the governance and lives of refugees and internally displaced persons. One of the first of its kind, this multi-stakeholder event brought together representatives from the private sector, civil society, academia and former political leaders to consider the challenges and opportunities in the use of technology and its potential to transform the global refugee system.
Since it was convened in May 2017, the World Refugee Council has travelled to host countries on five continents, to better understand first-hand the problems of the global refugee system, and to consult those people with direct knowledge. Its findings come together in this report, with 55 recommendations offering bold, actionable ideas with which to galvanize political will and transform the system.
The World Refugee Council (WRC) was created to build on the momentum generated by UN meetings in New York in September 2016, which saw the unanimous adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, and to develop bold approaches to transform the current refugee system, focusing on the issues of accountability, responsibility sharing and governance, and finance. The WRC offers this interim report, and other discussion and research papers, to raise awareness of these issues and to stimulate ideas for reform that will transform lives.