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  • Report
  • 18 November 2020

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.

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Sarah Dalrymple

Executive summary

Development actors in Cameroon are delivering innovative approaches that target crisis-affected populations and are working collaboratively with humanitarian and peace actors.

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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 Cameroon, examining how the three humanitarian crises it is facing, the financing landscape, targeting of ODA and Covid-19 crisis affect its population.

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Chapter Three

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.

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Chapter Four


Government and development actors are working together in Cameroon, using ODA to target crisis-affected people.

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Chapter Five

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.

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Chapter Six

Programming approaches

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.

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Chapter Seven

Financing tools

Understand how greater financing flexibility is needed to eliminate funding gaps and support longer term resilience and recovery activities.

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Chapter Eight

Organisational issues

Read about how addressing organisational issues, such as decentralisation of decision-making and staff training, enables greater effectiveness at the HDP nexus.

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Chapter Nine

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.

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appendix two

Planning and financing frameworks

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appendix four


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