A new business model for humanitarian assistance?

A challenge paper
Author: 
Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Assistance
Publisher: 
International Alert
Number of Pages: 
28
Publication Location: 
London, UK
ISBN: 
978-1-906677-50-3
Language of Publication: 
English
Date of Publication: 
November 2009
Executive Summary: 

In this challenge paper the members of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council propose a new vulnerability and protection business model for humanitarian assistance. This new model has six requirements: a comprehensive risk framework; a reworked balance of spending between response, prevention and recovery; a big investment in national and local capacity; fuller engagement of the private sector; linking of the humanitarian to broader social and economic development issues; and regional and international readiness to address cross-border humanitarian issues.

Topic: 
International institutions
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