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Return on Investment for Emergency Preparedness Study

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In early 2015, a joint UNICEF/ WFP research initiative supported by DFID and conducted by the Boston Consulting Group established that the average financial return on investment (ROI) for 49 humanitarian preparedness interventions analyzed in high risk contexts is more than 200%.
This means that every $1 spent on preparing is worth more than $2 in the event of an emergency. Preparedness was also shown to save responders more than one week of operational time on average – reaching more people faster to save more lives.