A comprehensive review of the range of activities undertaken by the private sector before, during, and immediately after the 2013 elections is the subject of a research report by Victor Owuor and Scott Wisor.This policy brief discusses key implications from this research for policy and practice.
Implications for future policy:
- The private sector should be treated as a resource for prevention of post-election violence.
- A clear demonstration of the potential impact of violence can motivate private sector actors.
- The power of private sector actors is considerably enhanced both when the private sector acts in a collective and coordinated fashion, and when it works with other spheres of society.
- Private sector actors may be valuable in their role as neutral convenors and networks.