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This practice note outlines key humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) coherence practices between separate humanitarian and development activities (inter-activity), focusing on the Livelihoods for Resilience (L4R) development activity and the Biruh Tesfa humanitarian project in Ethiopia. It highlights lessons related to two HDP coherence principles: strategically sequence, layer, and integrate humanitarian, development, and peace assistance where appropriate; and ensure programming is with, by, and through local partners and systems. It draws on consortium members’ experiences implementing simultaneous development and humanitarian interventions in response to the conflict in northern Ethiopia. 

This document is part of IDEAL’s HDP Coherence Practice Note Series, which responds to a demand among food and nutrition security practitioners for clear examples of ways to operationalize the HDP coherence principles outlined in Programming Considerations for Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Coherence: A Note for USAID’s Implementing Partners. Click here to access our HDP collection page for additional related resources.

HDP Coherence Practice Note Series HDP Collection