Economic evaluation of the International Partnership Programme (IPP): Cost Effectiveness Analysis – October 2019

Sector: Space
Client: UK Space Agency
Published: 8 October, 2019
Document type: Report 
Tagged: Earth Observation quantitative analysis Satellite Applications Space UK

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. 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.

The report shows that space solutions are:

  • 12 times more cost effective at delivering sustainable forestry
  • 7 times more cost effective in supporting agriculture
  • Twice as cost effective for ensuring disaster resilience

The full report can be found here.