The aim of this study is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the UK Space Agency’s International
Partnership Programme (IPP) and to assess the case for space-based solutions for development
more generally. This objective meets the OECD Development Assistance Committee’s (DAC) criteria
of ‘efficiency’ which signifies that aid uses the least costly resources to achieve their desired impact.
This study presents the interim results of a pioneering exercise to assess the cost-effectiveness of
IPP (space) projects relative to alternative (non-space) solutions. These results of this Value-for-
Money analysis will be updated in 2021 once project-level impacts have been realised.

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