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Study Aims To Enable USAID, Other Organizations To Make Data-Driven Decisions Around Food Aid

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Inside a Data-Driven Attempt to Fight Spoilage in U.S. Food Aid
Mark Brennan, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology Center for Transportation and Logistics and the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation, discusses a study examining the trial procurement of new packaging options for food aid distributed by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace. Brennan writes, “At the conclusion of the study, we hope to better understand the cost-effectiveness of a wide range of packaging options to enable USAID and similar organizations to make data-driven decisions about which will work best in a variety of contexts” (7/19).

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