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  • 1 April 2021

Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Bangladesh

This Bangladesh country report is the third in a series examining the role of development actors in addressing people’s longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities, and supporting operationalisation of the humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus.

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Executive summary

This report examines how humanitarian, development and peace actors operate in Bangladesh and their role in addressing the longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities of crisis-affected populations.

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Chapter One


Humanitarian and development actors have a joint responsibility for preventing, managing and recovering from crises. However, they often approach crises with different priorities, objectives, policies and programmatic methods.

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Chapter Two

Crisis context

This overview sets out the current context in Bangladesh. It examines the complex and protracted state of crisis, the financing landscape, targeting of ODA and the response to Covid-19.

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Chapter Three

Policy and strategy

Read about the policy and strategy frameworks in Bangladesh for socioeconomic development and crisis response, and how they enable integration of international development and humanitarian assistance.

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Chapter Four


Investigate how development actors in Bangladesh work with the government and civil society organisations to support livelihoods, recovery and longer-term development in crises.

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Chapter Five

Coordination, prioritisation and planning

This chapter explores the different coordination mechanisms in Bangladesh for humanitarian and development assistance, and the potential to join up assessments, planning and delivery across the two.

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Chapter Six

Programming approaches

Read about the programming approaches employed by development actors to target crisis-affected populations in Bangladesh and related challenges.

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Chapter Seven

Financing tools

Learn about the funding mechanisms employed by development actors in Bangladesh for different crisis contexts and the degree of flexibility for development financing.

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Chapter Eight

Organisational issues

Read about how addressing organisational issues, such as decentralisation of decision-making and increasing subnational presence of development actors, can enable greater effectiveness at the nexus.

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Chapter Nine

Conclusion and recommendations

Read our recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of the humanitarian−development−peace nexus in Bangladesh in addressing risk and vulnerabilities, and building resilience and peace.

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