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Published by: INSEAD
Originally published in: 2003
Version: 02.2008
Length: 17 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This is part of a series of six cases covering the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC). The case describes the genesis of the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre concept from its birth, in the context of the Eastern Zaire 1996- 1997 crisis, up to its imminent activation in response to the Afghanistan crisis (2001). The facility's evolution as well as deployment mechanisms and results highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the concept and its institutional set-up as a non-organisation under the custodianship of the UN's World Food Programme. The case aims to demonstrate the importance of logistics co-ordination among humanitarian organisations. More specifically it highlights the types of emergencies that require intensive and temporary co-ordination platforms to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian relief operations. By recounting different deployment scenarios, the case sheds light on the necessary conditions required for such logistics co-ordination platforms to satisfactorily meet their objectives.
Location:
Other setting(s):
1996-2001

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Abstract

This is part of a series of six cases covering the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC). The case describes the genesis of the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre concept from its birth, in the context of the Eastern Zaire 1996- 1997 crisis, up to its imminent activation in response to the Afghanistan crisis (2001). The facility's evolution as well as deployment mechanisms and results highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the concept and its institutional set-up as a non-organisation under the custodianship of the UN's World Food Programme. The case aims to demonstrate the importance of logistics co-ordination among humanitarian organisations. More specifically it highlights the types of emergencies that require intensive and temporary co-ordination platforms to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian relief operations. By recounting different deployment scenarios, the case sheds light on the necessary conditions required for such logistics co-ordination platforms to satisfactorily meet their objectives.

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Location:
Other setting(s):
1996-2001

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