Briefing Paper: DEPP Return on Investment

Project: Learning Project 21st March 2018

In 2014, the Department for International Development (DFID) launched the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), a three year £40m programme aiming to significantly
improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in countries at risk of natural disasters or conflict related emergencies. The DEPP operates across 10 high risk countries and is composed of 14 projects, each with a unique but complementary strategy to improve preparedness capacity, with a focus at national level.

To advance the evidence base for appraising investments to enhance operational preparedness and efficient response to emergencies, Action Against Hunger UK commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC) with Learn More to undertake the DEPP Return On Investment (ROI) study.

This briefing paper summarises the methodology used and highlights the preliminary findings from the research study.

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