At present, in many countries, humanitarian, development, peace and security and other international institutions work side by side on different projects but within the same communities. Too often, each sector brings different goals, time frames, disjointed data and analysis, and resources to those same communities, creating and implementing activities towards different objectives. The resulting divisions, inefficiencies and even contradictions hinder best results for the most vulnerable.

Humanitarian and development actors need to move beyond traditional silos and work with a greater diversity of partners toward collective outcomes over multiple years that meet humanitarian needs and reduce people’s risk and vulnerability in support of the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.