The private sector is often amongst the first responder in a crisis and may have significant resources both material, staff and funding as well as good situational awareness and network that can be leveraged by national and international responders. It is therefore critical to engage with business networks in the initial stages, in an effort to integrated them into humanitarian coordination structures and ensure a response based on prioritized needs.
- The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact
- UNDAC Field Handbook 2018 (Chapter L.3.4); UNDAC Field Handbook 2018 (Spanish) (Capítulo L.3.4)
- UN guidelines on a principle-based approach to the cooperation between the United Nations and the business sector
- Centre for Humanitarian Data’s Guidance Note on Data Responsibility in Public Private Partnership
- OCHA Guide to Valuation of In-Kind Contributions from the Private Sector