At the workstream level, the co-conveners determined their priorities as being promoting the actions and outcomes of other, pre-existing mechanisms, including the CRRF, GHD, the IASC Humanitarian–Development Task Team, the OECD-DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) and the New Way of Working (NWoW). They reported that there was little advantage in undertaking additional work within the Grand Bargain framework given the efforts being made on this issue elsewhere. Therefore, progress made under this workstream in 2017 was rather at an individual level or groups of signatories, but actions taken as a collective body were limited.
The co-conveners (UNDP and Denmark) submitted a letter to the Eminent Person in March 2018 recommending that workstream 10 be closed and its work integrated into other workstreams. This recommendation was based on the co-conveners’ understanding that the nexus had originally been considered by the group of Sherpas as a crosscutting issue.
Since March 2018, the Humanitarian and Development nexus work stream is officially closed. However, not all humanitarian actors agreed on that process and NGOs encourage to have further clarification on how the issue will be mainstreamed in the other work streams to make sure it does not get forgotten.
Even if the workstream is officially closed, humanitarian actors should engage in the discussions and activities around the humanitarian and development nexus beyond the workstream level.
At EU level, there are 6 countries were the nexus is being pilots: Nigeria, Chad, Iraq, Uganda, Sudan, Myanmar.
8 other countries are additionally being piloted specifically by the European Commission: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Niger, Afghanistan, Yemen.
NGOs should be part of those discussions through their networks, at field level and at national level towards their minister and members of parliaments.
Different NGOs and IOs groups are currently working on the nexus: