Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Cameroon
This Cameroon country report is the first 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.Read Online Downloads
Development actors in Cameroon are delivering innovative approaches that target crisis-affected populations and are working collaboratively with humanitarian and peace actors.Read the executive summary
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.Read chapter one
This overview sets out the current context in Cameroon, examining how the three humanitarian crises it is facing, the financing landscape, targeting of ODA and Covid-19 crisis affect its population.Read chapter two
Policy and strategy
Read about how actors in Cameroon are trying to harmonise policy and strategy responses to crises. Each crisis requires a distinct response, which makes this challenging.Read chapter three
Government and development actors are working together in Cameroon, using ODA to target crisis-affected people.Read chapter four
Coordination, prioritisation and planning
Read about how strong coordination mechanisms that bring humanitarian, development and peace actors together, and facilitate a joint analysis and planning, are key.Read chapter five
Detail on the programming approaches and models being used at the nexus in Cameroon to address vulnerability and risk, and build resilience, peace and recovery.Read chapter six
Understand how greater financing flexibility is needed to eliminate funding gaps and support longer term resilience and recovery activities.Read chapter seven
Read about how addressing organisational issues, such as decentralisation of decision-making and staff training, enables greater effectiveness at the HDP nexus.Read chapter eight
Conclusion and recommendations
Read our recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of the humanitarian−development−peace nexus in Cameroon in addressing risk and vulnerabilities, and building resilience and peace.Read chapter nine
IntervieweesRead appendix one
Planning and financing frameworksRead appendix two
AcronymsRead appendix three
AcknowledgementsRead appendix four
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