Evidence to practice: Responding to crises


Published 03.06.18
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NOAA/NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Arif Husain, Chief Economist at World Food Programme, on using the best and latest technology to gather evidence to respond to humanitarian crises.*

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Gathering data is crucial to effectively responding to crises. However, it is difficult to do so in a timely yet reliable manner. Arif Husain talks about how the World Food Programme (WFP) uses latest technology to gather information from the ground.
*Editor’s Note: This is part of our series on how practitioners use economic evidence.