The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus Interim Progress Review
In February 2019, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) adopted its Recommendation
on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, in order to foster greater coherence
among actors working to strengthen resilience in fragile contexts and address the
root causes of humanitarian challenges. In advance of the monitoring report due in
2024, this interim progress review analyses adherents’ efforts to align their work
with the principles of the Recommendation. It documents the progress of DAC and United
Nations adherents in taking forward the triple nexus approach, while pointing to remaining
gaps between the Recommendation’s aspirations and these adherents’ practice across
co-ordination, programming, and financing. The report identifies nine areas where
to accelerate the move from policy to action.
Why is the Human-Development-Peace Nexus important?
Poverty, violence and environmental degradation are increasingly concentrated in fragile and crisis-affected contexts. As a result, the world is becoming increasingly and dangerously unequal.
Building resilience in these settings is of interest to all.
This is why Humanitarian, Development and Peace actors must work in complementarity to achieve collective outcomes. The DAC Recommendation on the Human-Development-Peace provides the framework for this to happen
Progress on the DAC Human-Development-Peace Nexus Recommendation has been made across three areas: