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UNICEF/WFP Return on Investment for Emergency Preparedness Study

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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Author: UNICEF and WFP Price: Free No. of pages: 34 Publication date: January 2015
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Supplementary materials

UNICEF/WFP Return on Investment for Emergency Preparedness Study, calculations for Chad, Madagascar and Pakistan | English

UNICEF/WFP Return on Investment for Emergency Preparedness Study, Appendix | English

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