(Washington, DC : World Bank, 2007-01-01)
This collection of case studies aims to
contribute to the growing evidence on private sector
engagement in the fight against HIV and AIDS and the
challenges businesses are overcoming in this fight. By
capturing the experiences of the local private sector, it
seeks to foster a more active response from the business
community and to encourage new partnership approaches from
government, civil society, and development organizations to
leverage the goodwill and competencies of the private
sector. In a country as large as India, more active
engagement of the private sector is critical to achieve the
scale of intervention needed to get ahead of HIV and AIDS.
The case studies illustrate the importance of integrating
multiple stakeholders in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
They also highlight the growing investment of businesses in
that fight-an investment that recognizes their vulnerability
to the economic and social impact of the epidemic. And they
show what businesses can achieve by tackling HIV and AIDS
through the workforce. By showcasing their achievements and
illuminating the lessons of their experience, these case
studies seek to convince other businesses that taking part
in the fight against HIV and AIDS is both within their reach
and in their interest.