This brief is based on the findings of a study on ‘Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the roles of business and the private sector’, undertaken by the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, the Humanitarian Futures Programme at King’s College London, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Vantage Partners.
Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector – Final report
Based on research in Kenya, Jordan, Indonesia and Haiti, this report examines how the private sector is currently contributing to humanitarian responses – and what role it may play in the future.
Somali Futures was a joint initiative between the UN Somali Office and HFP, which aimed to better understand how Somalis see their own futures and their country's future, voicing the views of those rarely heard in a domestic or international setting. Somali Futures: An Exploration tested an innovative futures-based methodology to frame discussions on Somalia's [...]
This is a study about the motives, interests and capacities that lead both humanitarian and commercial organisations to work together in places affected by disaster or conflict. It considers how these different interests and motives affect the way the two sectors approach their engagement in humanitarian activities, jointly and separately, and the opportunities and challenges that their respective interests and practices [...]
The Virtuous Triangle and the Fourth Dimension: The Humanitarian, Private and Military Sectors in a Fragile World
This report reflects various elements of work by the Humanitarian Futures Programme, King’s College, London that has led to its findings, conclusions and recommendations about dealing with the Humanitarian Capacities challenge.