These key messages on quality funding are a collective product of IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration and IASC Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing.The benefits of quality funding can only be achieved if donors and humanitarian partners work collaboratively and transparently to improve both the provision and programmatic use of bilateral and multilateral quality (flexible, unearmarked and multi-year) funding, learning from evidence-based experience.
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.
On 20-21 October 2016, in response to commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Task Team on the Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Protracted Crises and the UN Working Group on Transitions held a joint workshop in New York to increase collaboration amongst humanitarian, development and peace actors.