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13 September 2021

The cost of leaving Afghans behind

Aid to Afghanistan is stagnating despite the desperate need for funding. Donors must come together to ensure that this does not become the new normal for such crises.

Written by Sofia Martínez Fernández

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

4 March 2021

Localisation is here to stay: Lessons from Kenya

As part of a DI research team, Martha Getachew Bekele heard from over 30 humanitarian actors working in Kenya. Here she reveals what localisation means to them.

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Lead Analyst, East Africa

28 April 2020

The power of transparency: Data is key to an effective crisis response

DI's Verity Outram and World Vision's Daniel Stevens share lessons, applicable to the coronavirus pandemic and more broadly, for how transparency and high-quality data can help humanitarian organisations, donors and advocates better respond to crises.

Written by Verity Outram

Interim Head of Engagement & Partnerships

8 April 2020

Looking at the coronavirus crisis through the nexus lens – what needs to be done

Sarah Dalrymple puts forward actions that humanitarian, development and peace actors can take to apply the nexus approach to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and thereby help mitigate its impact

Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

4 February 2020

As development practitioners, we need to improve vital coherence with humanitarian and peace actors

The ‘triple nexus’ is a shared responsibility between development, humanitarian and peace actors – Amy Dodd considers the steps needed to move from discussion to increased action.

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

18 December 2019

Peace in the triple nexus: what challenges do donors face?

How does 'peace' fit in the humanitarian nexus? Sarah Dalrymple and Angus Urquhart identify and clarify four key questions

Written by

Sarah Dalrymple, Angus Urquhart

27 June 2019

From withdrawal to adaptation: How can development actors shift towards sustaining engagement and financing at scale during a crisis?

DI’s Sarah Dalrymple highlights some key research questions towards building coherence across development, crisis and peace sectors

Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

6 June 2019

The future of humanitarian transparency – assembling the big picture

Anna Petruccelli and Daniel Stevens discuss the Grand Bargain's transparency commitment, and progress toward greater humanitarian transparency.

Written by

Anna Petruccelli, Daniel Stevens

4 June 2019

What people want: building resilience and stability in conflict and crises

DFID’s Matthew Wyatt and Barbara Lecq talk about efforts to make our development, humanitarian and peacebuilding investments coherent

Written by

Matthew Wyatt, Barbara Lecq