PPP or public private partnership has always paved the way for amazing outcomes. Many people fret at the idea of PPP because they see lobbying, corruption and often think that the high and mighty in seats of power are hands in glove with industrialists or major conglomerates to work on their own profits instead of doing larger good. That kind of perception has been debunked time and again. The latest development to debunk that perception is the success story of United Nations and Deutsche Post DHL Group. Their humanitarian efforts, especially in disaster management and relief operations across the world, have been hailed time and again. This clearly makes a case for more public private partnerships and that such initiatives can make a difference. They can be seen organizing deliveries around the world including sending parcels to India in times of urgent need.
Deutsche Post DHL Groupwho operate; one of the largest international courier services in the world has been working with the UN for more than a decade now to improve the disaster management, response and relief operations conducted by the consortium association of nations. Many case studies have been assessed and evaluated for their impact. It has been revealed that large enterprises bring in their expertise, infrastructure and network while public departments can sponsor the operations, issue instructions and set the benchmarks to govern the operation. That the public departments don’t have to remain mired in bureaucracy, slow paced reforms and red tape decision making helps to speed up the entire project. Private players with their efficiency can work on delivering the services, goods or help and since they don’t work with the freehand to churn profits having being confined within the norms set aside by the public authorities, they tend to deliver more worth for a given value.
Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have issued a publication titled ‘Combining Capabilities’that highlight how the joint operations help in speeding up relief operations, facilitate disaster management and how the ever expansive networks of both the public and private organizations can work with local as well as other global associations, including nongovernment organizations, to deliver the much needed services, goods and relief to areas that urgently need help. This document should be read by all emergency aid groups and governments to learn the important lessons within on how to many ppp work and ultimately in this case save lives.