Glossary Term

Humanitarian-development-peace nexus

Also referred to as ‘nexus’, ‘HDP Nexus’, ‘HDPN’, and ‘Triple Nexus.’ Humanitarian-development-peace nexus is the term used to capture the interlinkages between the humanitarian, development and peace sectors. It specifically refers to attempts in these fields to work together to meet peoples’ needs more effectively, mitigate risks and vulnerabilities, and move toward sustainable peace. This approach calls for a New Way of Working that transcend the humanitarian-development-peace divide, reinforces (not replaces) national and local systems, and anticipates crises by working toward (1) collective outcomes (2) over multi-year timeframes (3) based on leveraging comparative advantage.