Fostering Resilience in the Middle East: A People Centered Approach to Risk Reduction

Case study
Date Published: 
Sep 2016
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Case studies from Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon on reducing disaster risk

The seamless integration of disaster risk reduction into overall business planning means that, when disaster does strike, the company is well prepared to manage the impact and respond quickly. This document explores three innovative approaches used by Vitas Group and Global Communities to successfully grow the financial inclusion sector in the Middle East over the last 20 years, despite the region’s persistent political and economic instability: 

  1. The development of community- and people-focused disaster management planning in Iraq;
  2. A relentless focus on customer relationships to support business continuity in Palestine;
  3. The use of long-term funding with political risk insurance to address capital constraints during times of instability in Lebanon.
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Case study