Haiti: Report analyses role of private sector in humanitarian action with focus on 2010 earthquake

Author: Sarah Bailey, Overseas Development Institute, Published on: 10 September 2014

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“Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector - A strategy and options analysis of Haiti", January 2014 

This paper analyses the role of the private sector in humanitarian action in Haiti, with a particular focus on the response to the devastating earthquake…[of] 2010. During the response, international and Haitian businesses participated in humanitarian efforts…for commercial and philanthropic reasons…Recent experience in Haiti shows that humanitarian and private sector engagement offers the potential for increasing financial resources, accessing technical capacity and supporting the local economy…Identifying platforms through which experiences can be shared, and which can facilitate engagement between aid agencies and businesses, could prove a useful way forward... [refers to: Chemonics, Cisco, DAI, Digitel, Ericsson, Flowminder, HMMI, Intel, MasterCard, Microsoft, Scotiabank, Sogexpress, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Transversal, Unibank, Voila, Whirlpool, Zynga]

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