This light guidance was developed by WHO and UNHCR on behalf of the IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration and in consultation with the UN Joint Steering Committee to Advance Humanitarian and Development Collaboration (JSC). It is to be a live document meant to ensure a common understanding of analysis, funding and financial strategies and effective coordination initiatives. It highlights key steps and questions that should be answered during the process of creating and delivering context-specific collective outcomes.
The IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration met on 12 May 2020 to discuss (i) INCAF-IASC Results Group 4 meeting on HDP nexus “Commitments into Action,” (ii) Follow-up to the Principals tasking on linkages between the GHRP, SPRP and the socio-economic plan; and (iii) Brief updates on light guidance on collective outcomes, HDN and its linkages to Peace, and Community of Practice.
This note lays out the agreed Priority Areas of Work for the IASC Results Groups covering the 2020.
The IASC Results Groups have been encouraged to be concrete in their deliverables, to focus on activities that will have the most impact on field effectiveness, will support IASC Principals’ with their decisions and/or advocacy efforts, promise the highest return for investment, and are inclusive; ensuring systematic engagement with key relevant IASC and non-IASC inter-agency structures.
As the IASC Results Groups have embarked upon their initial Priority Areas of Work for 2019, the scope and ownership of their priorities have evolved to reflect the specificities of the tasks and deliverables. The living document below will be intermittently updated to reflect changes in the Priority Areas of Work of Results Group 4 in order to best deliver against their IASC Strategic Priorities.
Results Group 4 on Humanitarian and Development Collaboration met on 6 June in Geneva/New York to discuss the priority areas of work tasked by the Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG). Given the tight timeline to report to OPAG in September, the Results Group agreed, as its modalities, to form small group of members with proposed leads to take forward each of the OPAG-agreed priority areas of work.
The objective of this document is to provide initial IASC contribution to the conceptualisation of the H/D nexus. It originated through a three-day workshop of the IASC Task Team on the Humanitarian Development Nexus, which gathered field practitioners and policy specialists to articulate a common position among humanitarians, through the IASC, on commonly-agreed upon understandings and criteria defining collective outcomes.
Below is a list of the individual and organisation membership of all five of the IASC Results Groups. Since this copy is only periodically updated, contact the IASC secretariat or the relevant Results Group co-Chairs for the latest details on the participation in each group.