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How to Achieve Strategic Integration of Humanitarian and Development Funding

Issa Bitang

This case study examines the process by which USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), together with USAID/Somalia, recognized the need for coordinated efforts around common challenges and the potential benefits of greater collaboration in Somalia. The three offices decided to jointly fund programs that would layer, integrate, and sequence USAID humanitarian and development interventions in a single award. This has allowed USAID to address in a more coordinated manner the immediate short-term needs in Somalia's highly complex environment, while simultaneously over a longer timeframe, work to strengthen individual, household, and community capacity to withstand shocks.

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This case study was submitted as part of USAID's CLA Case Competition, held in August 2015. This collection of examples illustrate the diversity of ways collaborating, learning, and adapting approaches are being operationalized in the field. To view more CLA cases like this one, visit the CLA Case Competition page.

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