Connecting the dots on the triple nexus

The concept ‘triple nexus’ is used to capture the interlinkages between the humanitarian, development and peace sectors. Specifically, it refers to attempts in these fields to work together more coherently in order to more effectively meet peoples’ needs, mitigate vulnerabilities and move towards sustainable peace. While the idea of better coordinated efforts is far from new, the triple nexus is attracting much interest as a result of several converging trends. It is important to understand the context behind the triple nexus, before considering some of its critiques and some of the emerging operational challenges of its implementation.

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Authored by

Dr Marina Caparini and Anders Reagan


Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding Nexus
Peace Education