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Delivering humanitarian aid at pace with blockchain
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. In times of crisis, DFID provides support to non-governmental organisations providing essentials such as clean water, medicines, clothing and bedding to thousands of people. However, when distributing humanitarian goods around the world, DFID has little visibility into where the goods go throughout the supply chain and making sure they’re received by the final recipient is unclear and not guaranteed. We helped DFID explore how blockchain technology can increase accountability and make the supply more transparent to ensure people in need get vital supplies.
identified the challenges facing those providing and delivering aid
conducted rapid-response scenarios to explore the benefits of using blockchain in supply chains.
The PA team provided invaluable technical expertise to help us develop an early-stage concept into a pilot that would help us and DFID understand the potential for blockchain to address the challenges in humanitarian supply chains. Their support to help us develop the pilot idea, understand blockchain, engage the right partners, and ensure the suitability of the architecture created was instrumental in creating a platform that has been successfully tested in a stable field environment and holds the potential to radically change how humanitarian aid is delivered.