In developing countries, 9 out of 10 jobs come from private sector that play a crucial role in development, as recently underlined by EU. But in order to benefit the whole society, not for profit organizations is necessary have a key role in including most vulnerable people in the economic growth process, as witnessed by AVSI at the Informal Meeting of the EU Development Ministers held in Florence on July 15th.During the Informal Meeting of Development Ministers of the European Union held on July 15th at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Tuscany, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Lapo Pistelli has promised to share a new document on issues of the post-2015 (Millenium Development Goals) at the end of the semester. The debate included issues on nutrition, the role of immigration in order to create development, Expo 2015 and the role of the private sector in the fight against poverty.
THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTORThe economic support provided by private sector comes in the form of local and microenterprise industry development. It is also important to note the involvement of private non-profit organizations among the development actors in order for it to be effective and inclusive. After ten years since the last formal stance, Europe raises the importance of the private sector's role in the global fight against poverty due to its capacity to offer 90% of jobs in developing countries. An impossible fact to ignore, which the ministers for the Development of the EU, the biggest international donor, will have to take into account during the European Semester under Italian leadership.
The private sector, with the resources and the expertise on its side, has a key role to play. However, involvement of non-profit organizations is necessary in order to extend benefits to whole society.The private profit enterprises have resources and expertise that can support the know-how of NGOs active in the area. These help with the deep knowledge of local communities and context necessary to devise interventions, according to an inclusive approach. The field work of AVSI shows how the improvement of the performance of enterprises and how these partnerships are a real opportunity for society's development.
AVSI has presented its successful experiences in Florence on July 15 during an open dialogue within the framework of the European summit on the issues of cooperation and development. The event was attended by ministers of the EU member states and representatives of the Commission.
THE EXPERIENCE OF ARVORE DA VIDA IN BRAZILThe experience of Árvore da Vida in Brazil is a positive example of integrated partnership between reality-profit, non-profit, institutional and local actors, able to develop and create a shared value for an entire community. It was presented by the Secretary General of AVSI, Giampaolo Silvestri, to the Development Ministers of the 28 European Union countries as part of the informal meeting on the issues of cooperation organized by Italy in Florence.
Ten years and 20,360 young men and women were involved (these are the numbers of the program) in a program developed by Fiat in collaboration with AVSI and Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento Morada and Humana (CDM), in the district of Jardim Teresópolis, in Betim, Brazil. It was born from the desire of Fiat Brazil to invest and enhance the educational resources of the community next to the factory of Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais, with the hope of contributing to the reduction of violence and the improvement of professional qualification.