This set of reports provides key learnings and a wide selection of case studies on increasing the coherence between humanitarian-development-peace efforts (HDP nexus). Sida has developed a growing diverse portfolio of practical experiences in working at the nexus. These experiences are developed according to context-specific situations and opportunities. Findings are presented in three parts: the summary of findings document sets the context and summarises key overarching findings. Two separate documents set out the specific contexts and programme details for the eleven African contexts, and the four contexts in other regions respectively.
Undertaking this mapping exercise has resurfaced ongoing questions about what qualifies a programme for it to count as taking an HDP nexus approach. The programmes included were self-selected according to what Sida staff felt were relevant, rather than clear tick-box criteria. Some newer programmes, for example in Mozambique, specifically used ‘nexus’ in their titles and framing, many other programmes adopted a resilience framing. In many ways, this loose and inclusive approach is fitting – there is no single template for a programme which integrates a nexus approach. Broadly, those selected were those development and/or peace programmes which integrated joined-up thinking and analysis and complemented or connected to humanitarian efforts.