The peace dilemma in the triple nexus: challenges and opportunities for the humanitarian–development–peace approach

Summer Brown, Rodrigo Mena *, Sylvia Brown

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Abstract

The triple humanitarian, development, and peace nexus is rising in prominence to promote better coordination between actors and actions. In this article, we examine three key challenges regarding the addition of peace to the double humanitarian–development nexus: how (1) the peace component affects the humanitarian principles; (2) projects adapt to differing timescales of activities; and (3) donor financing strategies and funding modalities affect the nexus implementation. Methodologically, we analyse projects in Kenya, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Indonesia, conduct a literature review and 55 interviews. Our findings show that incorporating peace into the humanitarian–development nexus requires systemic and cultural shifts in how international aid is delivered and accounted for, including, in some cases, a move away from project-based approaches. The main implications of this research are that adding peace to the nexus approach requires increased coordination and a critical rethink of humanitarian and development systems across political and operational actors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Early online date19 Apr 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Apr 2024

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© 2024 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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