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Core solutions programming principles

ReDSS support on solutions programming is guided by the following core principles:

  • Creating durable solutions requires a multi- stakeholder and sectoral, rights and needs based programming approach
  • The process must be viewed as a collective action rather than mandate driven based on an inclusive, participatory and consensus building approach
  • National, regional and local authorities have the primary responsibility and need to be supported to play their leadership and coordinating role
  • Developing area based solutions approaches is paramount to ensure integrated and comprehensive programing for host and displaced populations
  • Community engagement is critical to inform (re)integration analysis and programing to make solutions lasting, locally relevant and supportive of social cohesion and to adopt a ‘displacement affected communities’ approach- inclusive of refugees, returnees, IDPs and host communities
  • Gender/age/diversity: Interventions should take into account the gender, age and diversity at play and give special attention to women and youth
  • Displacement is a development issue with humanitarian components so it is essential to ensure complementarities and synergies between humanitarian, development, peace and state building programing to inform collective outcomes

Download ReDSS full brief on core elements to inform solutions programming here