This seventh issue of the bilingual review, co-edited by the French Red Cross Foundation, focuses on the relationship between NGOs and the private sector. Can the state play the role of arbitrator?
Everybody has heard of the concept of squaring the circle, unsolved since ancient times, referring to the mathematical challenge of constructing a square with the same area as a given circle with a compass and a ruler. Humanitarian action has its own equivalent – amongst many others: the growing cohabitation of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) with the private sector. [Read Boris Martin’s editorial here]