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UNICEF/WFP Return on investment for emergency preparedness study

Source(s):  United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York) (UNICEF)
World Food Programme (WFP)

In 2014, World Food Programme, UNICEF and DFID undertook a joint study with the Boston Consulting Group to calculate the financial ‘returns’ and speed benefits derived from specific preparedness interventions, including emergency supply prepositioning, infrastructure development, staff training and contingency arrangements for external contracting. Using data from three pilot countries – Chad, Pakistan and Madagascar –  the study suggests that increased investment in early preparedness could reduce the costs of humanitarian response by more than 50 per cent, and save more lives by facilitating swifter and more efficient humanitarian response to emergencies.



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  • UNICEF/WFP Return on investment for emergency preparedness study
  • Publication date 2015
  • Author(s) Meerkatt, Heino; Kolo, Philipp; Renson, Quentin
  • Number of pages 34 p.

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