Greater than the sum of its parts – Why is a triple nexus approach needed for Finland’s development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and peace actions?


Protracted and complex crises around the world pose a significant challenge to the functioning of communities and societies and the well-being/human security of their populations. Development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and peace actions must therefore also be able to provide a more coordinated, comprehensive and efficient response to the needs of people living amidst crises situations. This calls for closer collaboration between various aid actors.
The publication of the Development Policy Committee (DPC) looks to the background, need for and factors to be taken into account in implementing a triple nexus approach to collaboration, particularly in fragile contexts and protracted conflicts. Readers are also familiarised with the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Recommendation on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus and the requirements set by it, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Finally, the publication provides recommendations on how collaboration and
interlinkages in accordance with the triple nexus approach can be promoted more broadly in Finland’s development policy and external relations. The analysis and recommendations were produced by an expert group composed of members of the DPC.

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