Searching for the nexus: Why we’re looking in the wrong place

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Date published
07 Jan 2020
Development & humanitarian aid, Humanitarian-development-peace nexus

The so-called “triple nexus” has burst onto the humanitarian aid scene via a whirr of webinars, guidelines, and planning log frames.

There is a clear commitment to improving crisis response by better connecting key elements of humanitarian action, development, and peace. But will it work?

This is not the first time our sector has seen such grandiose reform initiatives. Past examples of supposedly game-changing moves include: the Accountability to Affected Populations movement (circa 2012); the so-called Transformative Agenda (2011); and the LRRD (1980s) and resilience approaches (2010s).