What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?

1 May 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Webinar

To strengthen joined-up approaches to financing across development and crisis sectors, there is a need for more concrete discussions. Development Initiatives (DI) is running ‘Building coherence between crisis, development and peace actors’, a series of webinars that aim to bring together actors from all sides to lay the foundations for future talks on building greater coherence.

The first webinar ‘What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?’ will provide actors working in fragile and crisis contexts with information on development financing processes, structures and trends. Participants will have the chance to hear from development and crisis finance experts, pose questions and explore the possibilities for joint working towards financing for collective outcomes.

The nature of crises is changing. Crises have become increasingly complex and protracted in nature, and a growing proportion of the world’s poor people will live in fragile and crisis-affected contexts by 2030.

These shifts in the context – and deepening links between poverty, vulnerability and crisis – have reinvigorated the argument calling for greater coherence in the responses of crisis and development actors in protracted crisis contexts. Increasingly, there is more recognition of the need for longer-term development approaches in crises and a heightened awareness that working coherently to address the needs of vulnerable people can strengthen effectiveness.

Against this backdrop, several global policy processes have emerged – including the ‘New Way of Working’ emerging out of the World Humanitarian Summit (2016), the Grand Bargain commitments (2016), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the new DAC Recommendation on Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus agreed earlier this year.

However, while there is growing consensus for a longer-term development approach, and coherence at the international level, it is commonly acknowledged that development and crisis-financing actors operate in silos and the practical delivery of these commitments is the biggest challenge. Additionally, historical divides in the development and crisis-financing architectures continue to provide insufficient space for systemic joined-up working.

‘Building coherence between crisis, development and peace actors’ will provide a series of opportunities for inclusive discussion of these key issues, and a chance to build consensus around the next steps towards more effective ways of working. We therefore welcome feedback and suggestions on the agenda of the series and questions for discussion; please read the full details of the series and its aims in Sarah Dalrymple’s blog here, and contact her on Sarah.Dalrymple@devinit.org.


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