The mission of the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab is to understand and improve the supply chain systems behind public services and private markets to meet human needs. Based within the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the lab combines MIT expertise in engineering, management, information technology, social science, economics, urban planning and other disciplines to drive practical innovation for humanitarian interventions. The lab has a diverse portfolio of projects to improve emergency response during crisis and to enable market development that improves resilience. Our theoretical and applied research is driven by active engagement with the private sector, government agencies, humanitarian, international development, and community organizations on several continents.

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  • Emergent Issues Related to Freight Systems Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic ?

    Unknown author (2020-11-09)
    These reports were generated by the Supply Chain Analysis Network (SCAN). MIT’s Humanitarian Supply Lab (HSCL)—along with Dewberry, the Center for Naval Analyses, and American Logistics Aid Network—work together as part ...
  • COVID-19 Update Report No. 4 (Executive Summary) ?

    Unknown author (2020-09-17)
    This report captures key impacts of COVID-19, and the corresponding government response, on the agriculture market system in Uganda. It is based on our analysis of more than 250 sources, including open-source data, articles, ...
  • COVID-19 Update Report No. 4 ?

    Unknown author (2020-09-21)
    This report captures key impacts of COVID-19, and the corresponding government response, on the agriculture market system in Uganda. It is based on our analysis of more than 250 sources, including open-source data, articles, ...

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