The accountability of the private sector towards citizens in times of crisis: vaccines, medicines and equipment

E. Petelos*, D. Lingri, J. Ghattas, S.M.A.A. Evers, D.Z. Paget, C. de Waure

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Abstract

In this article, we examine what the role of the private sector in times of crises is and whether the private sector is, and can be held to be, accountable. COVID-19 has amplified the difficulties with public-private partnerships and this article addresses several aspects concerning business enterprises, in particular transnational corporations, human rights and health sector activities, highlighting the key aspects to understand and address accountability issues. The article also explores accountability for the private sector, the processes to ensure accountability, and the relevance of regulation and self-regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY
  • TRANSPARENCY
  • INDUSTRY

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