Business and humanitarian action: Overcoming the language barrier

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Business and humanitarian action: Overcoming the language barrier


LONDON, 21 July 2014 (IRIN) - A cloud of mistrust hangs over relations between business and the humanitarian community, the result of decades of mutual suspicion. Aid workers stereotype the private sector as profiteering and unscrupulous; business people write off international agencies as bloated and inefficient.

Even where both sides sense they might have something to gain by working with each other, a series of studies by the Humanitarian Policy Group at London's Overseas Development Insti...


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