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dc.contributor.authorTull, Kerina
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-29T12:13:07Z
dc.date.available2020-05-29T12:13:07Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-08
dc.identifier.citationTull, K. (2020). Cost-Effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes: Logistics. K4D Helpdesk Report 790. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/15363
dc.description.abstractThis helpdesk report examines the cost-effectiveness of new logistic techniques and processes in humanitarian settings. Maintaining supply chains is crucial in responding effectively to humanitarian crises. Logistics accounts for between 60% and 80% of the total expenditure of any humanitarian intervention. The literature on humanitarian logistic cost-effectiveness points to the fact that timelines, pre-planned investments, pre-positioning, sharing storage and warehouses, and pooling are important. In terms of technological innovation, the following were identified: new technologies are becoming more cost-effective than traditional technologies; although 3D printing can be suitable for specific one-time needs, there are challenges such as standardisation of equipment or procedures which may not be cost-effective; the use of UAVs/drones is not advisable in conflict-affected settings even though they are a cost-effective, flexible complement to the supply chain due to their ability to be used in intense weather conditions; modern biometric identification management systems, such as those used in refugee camps are simple to install and easy to use, which reduces the need for intense training and ongoing management costs; digital aid transfers are more efficient and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is considered as a promising solution to address the problem of warehouse inventory inaccuracy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIDSen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk Report;790
dc.rights.urihttps://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/en
dc.subjectAiden
dc.subjectGovernanceen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.titleCost-Effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes: Logisticsen
dc.typeHelpdesken
dc.rights.holder© DFID - Crown copyright 2020en
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-04-08
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten
rioxxterms.identifier.projectK4Den
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.funder.project238a9fa4-fe4a-4380-996b-995f33607ba0en


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