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Impact of New Technologies on Aid and Coordination

How do new technologies impact coordination and information management with respect to providing aid in the aftermath of disasters?International agencies, governments and many NGOs have long enjoyed access to the latest technologies; however, this support has largely allowed for incremental (rather than transformational) improvements in efficacy and impact. With the proliferation of new technologies throughout the developed and developing world (especially affordable access to mobile devices), both survivors of disasters and private donors have access to tools that can improve the effectiveness of coordination and information management, and – ultimately – aid delivery.

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