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  • 16 February 2021

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

This Somalia country report is the second 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, Amanda Thomas

Executive summary

This report examines how humanitarian, development and peace actors operate in Somalia 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 Somalia. 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

Strategy and partnerships

Read about how humanitarian, development and peace actors are working with government to develop strategies and build partnerships in response to the crises in Somalia.

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Chapter Four

Coordination, prioritisation and planning

Read about how coordination mechanisms at federal government and member state levels could be better aligned and strengthened, and greater complementarity achieved between nexus actors.

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Chapter Six

Financing tools

Learn about financing mechanisms being used to increase coordination, flexibility and alignment among nexus actors, and support longer term resilience and recovery activities in Somalia.

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Chapter Seven

Conclusion and recommendations

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

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appendix two

Key financing mechanisms and frameworks

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appendix three


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appendix four


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