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Partnering for Development - Making it Happen

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Partnering for Development - Making it Happen, a booklet, builds on the report from the Commission on the Private Sector and Development and looks at three areas of engagement: the development of commercially sustainable business models that can be expanded and replicated; the reform of laws,...

Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide

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Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide describes the role of various UN agencies during an emergency, and identifies ways in which companies can support relief efforts in a timely and appropriate manner, through cash contributions, in-kind donations, or...

Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education

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Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education, a report of the WEF, discusses the four main ways in which businesses typically engage in the process of economic development: core business...

Guiding Principles for Philanthropic Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action

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The Guiding Principles for Philanthropic Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action, a crosscutting set of guiding principles, is aimed at fostering commitment from the private sector for preparedness and relief activities. The document lists ten principles for the private sector to follow. ...

Public-Private Partnerships: Meeting in the Middle

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Public-Private Partnerships: Meeting in the Middle was offered as a means of stimulating discussion about partnerships at the World Economic Forum's 2003 Meeting in Davos. The document attempts to define public-private partnerships, provide examples of such partnerships and suggest questions that...

International Health Relief Assistance - Recommendations Approved at the Meeting of International Health Relief Assistance in Latin America

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International Health Relief Assistance - Recommendations Approved at the Meeting of International Health Relief Assistance in Latin America, a summary document, sets forth recommendations designed to make international health assistance more effective, in both substance and timing, to the real...

Good practice in community based disaster risk management

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This document presents good practices from the GOI-UNDP Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Programme, which envisages accelerating capacity development for disaster reduction at the national level and in some of the most-vulnerable regions in the country through community-based and gender sensitive...

Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development

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Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development reflect the sustainable development principles utilised by Heifer International. Heifer is a development agency that aims to alleviate poverty by providing appropriate livestock and training to small-scale farmers worldwide.

Business Case for Employee Volunteering: Race for Mentors -A Tripartite Relationship

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Business Case for Employee Volunteering, a project report of Credit Suisse First Boston's engagement with students from a secondary school, shows how powerful and rewarding the experience was for all involved - to business, its employees and the community. It presents a clear business case for...

Doing business with the poor - a field guide

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Aid has its role in a needy world, but business, if undertaken responsibly, can be instrumental in providing long term, sustainable answers to poverty. _This thinking sees people in developing countries more as partners and clients, and less as recipients or aid beneficiaries._