Development's last-mile logistics challenge

From Aid | The Guardian Tue Jan 15 2013, 10:58:38

How NGOs and agencies are adopting innovative solutions to overcome aid distribution problems

Ensuring humanitarian supplies and personnel reach the people they are intended to benefit, however remote and inaccessible their communities, is fundamental to any successful aid intervention.

Yet, outside professional development circles, the logistical challenges involved in covering the so-called "last mile" receive scant attention.

There's an obvious reason for this: supply chain logistics simply aren't seen as sexy. People might be interested to read about the announcement of a new aid initiative, or the impact it has on the ground once underway; the nuts and bolts of how aid actually reaches beneficiaries, not so much.

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