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  • Background paper
  • 7 May 2019

What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?

To strengthen joined-up approaches to financing across development and crisis sectors, there is a need for more concrete discussions. Development Initiatives (DI) is running ‘Building coherence between crisis, development and peace actors’, a series of webinars that aim to bring together actors from all sides to lay the foundations for future talks on building greater coherence.

The first webinar ‘What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?’ provided actors working in fragile and crisis contexts with information on development financing processes, structures and trends. Participants had the chance to hear from development and crisis finance experts, pose questions and explore the possibilities for joint working towards financing for collective outcomes.

The live event was recorded and can be viewed below, along with slides decks and a document containing responses to questions unanswered during the webinar.

The content in Rob Tew’s presentation (slide 11, ‘Rise in humanitarian aid does not cover fall in other ODA’) was updated on 18 July 2019.

Facilitator David Donoghue, Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the UN until 2017 and co-facilitator of global negotiations culminating in the 2030 Agenda in 2015 and the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016. David is currently acting as Distinguished Fellow at ODI and on the board of Conciliation Resources.

Download the presenting panellists’ slides:

Rob Tew, Head of Research, and Cecilia Caio, Senior Analyst; Development Initiatives
What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?
The content on slide 11 (‘Rise in humanitarian aid does not cover fall in other ODA’) was updated on 18 July 2019.

Matthew Wyatt, Deputy Director and Head of Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department, Department for International Development
What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors? A UK perspective

Dr Olusoji Adeyi, Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group
The World Bank Group and Development Finance in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Overview and Relevance to Human Development

Leah Zamore, Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for International Cooperation, leading research on development-humanitarian nexus, refugee policy and conflict prevention
A New Way of Working in Humanitarian Crises: Implications for Development Financing

Metsi Makhetha, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Burkina Faso
Breaking the financing silos to leave no one behind

View responses to questions unanswered during the webinar

For further updates, resources and discussion around this webinar series, which focuses on the humanitarian–development–peace nexus, follow #DITripleNexus

Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Edward Echwalu