Donors at the triple nexus: Lessons from Sweden
The humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus is at the fore of the policy agenda, but many donors are yet to put the approach into practice. This report focuses on how Sweden puts the triple nexus into practice, with a view to sharing emerging learnings and informing global dialogue on this issue.Downloads
The need to connect humanitarian, development and peace approaches has long been understood. Without these connections, the incidences and impacts of crises cannot be sustainably reduced and many people in…Read the executive summary Download data for the executive summary XLSX 417.6kB
Working at the ‘nexus’ between emergency response and longer-term approaches is necessary to reduce the need, vulnerabilities and risks faced by crisis-affected people, supporting resilient livelihoods and ensuring that people…Read chapter one Download data for chapter one XLSX 417.6kB
Policy, strategy and nexus engagement
Top-level policy and strategies set a strong steer for Swedish official development assistance (ODA) to work in a concerted and connected way in order to reduce risk, vulnerability and crisis…Read chapter two Download data for chapter two XLSX 417.6kB
Programme and allocation cycle
Although Sweden maintains separate analysis of humanitarian and development risks and needs, there is scope – which could be further exploited – within both processes to include a comprehensive analysis…Read chapter three Download data for chapter three XLSX 417.6kB
Organisational structures and systems
The organisational structure for governing official development assistance (ODA) expenditure in Sweden is not overly complicated and is designed to support the principled separate governance of humanitarian assistance.Read chapter four Download data for chapter four XLSX 417.6kB
AcknowledgementsRead appendix one
AcronymsRead appendix two
List of intervieweesRead appendix three
Management of Swedish official development assistanceRead appendix four
Dimensions of Swedish development cooperationRead appendix five
Portfolio and timing of Sweden’s operational strategiesRead appendix six
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