Policy Implications of the D4R Challenge

Salah A. A. , Altuncu M. T. , Balcısoy S. S. , Frydenlund E., Mamei M., Akyol M. A. , ...More

in: Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios , Salah A.,Pentland A.,Lepri B.,Letouzé E., Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Zürich, pp.477-495, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Zürich
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-495
  • Editors: Salah A.,Pentland A.,Lepri B.,Letouzé E., Editor


The Data for Refugees (D4R) Challenge resulted in many insights related to the movement patterns of the Syrian refugees within Turkey. In this chapter, we summarize some of the important findings, and suggest policy recommendations for the main areas of the challenge. These recommendations are sometimes broad suggestions, as the policy interventions involve many factors that are difficult to take into account. We give examples of such issues to help policy-makers.