How Can the Private Sector Help Meet Housing Needs of Internally-Displaced Persons?

Is there a role for the private sector in addressing the long-term housing needs of Ukraine’s internally displaced persons? According to a recent study conducted by the USAID Public-Private Partnership Development Program (P3DP), there is.

P3DP presented its study Facilitating Private Sector Participation in Delivery of Humanitarian Aid and Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Housing Sector – Laying the Foundation for PPPs on August 3 at the Hotel Rus in Kyiv. The study was prepared by Professor Wolfgang Amann, an international consultant on infrastructure rehabilitation in the housing sector and social housing, with input from multiple local stakeholders.

Professor Amann traveled to Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and Dnipropetrovsk, where he collected data and held extensive discussions with local stakeholders, incluluding local governments, NGOs, construction and development companies, and donor organizations. At the event, he shared his key findings and specific recommendations for long-term IDP housing solutions with participants and presented private sector housing models targeting IDPs.

Professor Amann’s presentation was supplemented by comments and presentation of Natalia Dotsenko-Bilous, a Ukrainian lawyer who covered the legal aspects of PPP implementation in housing sector relevant to Ukraine.

The agenda, study and presentations by Professor Amann and Natalia Dotsenko-Bilous can be accessed at the links below: