Humanitarian-Development Coherence

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Humanitarian-Development Coherence

Humanitarian-development coherence is a broad and complex topic that relates to many aspects of education, from policy and coordination to planning, financing, and programming. Coherence describes linkages between the two types of international assistance (humanitarian and development) in order to achieve more cost-effective, sustainable results for crisis-affected countries and populations. “Coherence” is an umbrella term that includes the humanitarian-development nexus, which refers more specifically to the meeting point of humanitarian and development approaches, and the triple nexus, which includes a peace-building dimension.

The education sector is charged with a responsibility to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, per Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4). The current trend of complex and longer-term crises, whether caused by the climate emergency, violent conflict, or a pandemic, threatens progress toward SDG4 targets. As the recent COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, no country or education system is immune from crisis; therefore, building resilience is the key not only to avoiding losses but to sustaining and progressing toward our shared goals in the education sector. Collective action is needed across the humanitarian-development spectrum to build inclusive and adaptable education systems that are prepared for and have the capacity to respond to crises, so that every child and young person has a chance to go to school, stay in school, and complete a full cycle of primary and secondary education.

Report

Humanitarian-Development Coherence in Education: working together in crisis contexts

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

The paper proposes a set of actions and recommendations to strengthen humanitarian-development coherence in the education sector, with guidelines for education stakeholders to take collective action and advocate for improved coherence within their own agencies and across the education sector’s full spectrum of policy and programming.

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White Paper

Education and Humanitarian-Development Coherence

Published by
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
US Agency for International Development (USAID)

This white paper provides an overview of humanitarian-development coherence efforts within the education sector globally, with a focus on the U.S. government.

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White Paper

Navigating the humanitarian-development nexus in forced displacement contexts

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This Think Piece aims to locate this humanitarian-development nexus within the education sector, and to identify opportunities for key partners to seize the momentum around this nexus, particularly with regard to learners, teachers, national education system actors affected by forced displacement.

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Policy Brief

New Way of Working

Published by
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

The New Way of Working frames the work of development and humanitarian actors, along with national and local counter-parts, in support of collective outcomes that reduce risk and vulnerability and serve as instalments toward the achievement of the SDGs.

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