A Multidimensional Approach to Poverty that Strengthens the Humanitarian-Development Nexus

T20 Policy Brief, Forthcoming

12 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2021

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Angela Lyons

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Josephine Kass-Hanna

University of Saint Joseph (Beirut) - Faculty of Business Administration and Management

Elisa Molena

UN World Food Programme

Date Written: April 23, 2021

Abstract

The recent COVID-19 pandemic and the expected increase in global crises threaten to push millions into poverty. Enhanced collaboration between humanitarian and development actors is critical to responding effectively and holistically to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable persons. As major donors, the G20 should play a pivotal role in strengthening the humanitarian-development nexus by shaping targeting strategies that address both immediate needs and longer-term development goals of crisis-affected populations. This brief provides recommendations to the development of a coordinated and multidimensional approach to poverty alleviation and prevention through livelihood and resilience-based programming.

Keywords: poverty, poverty measurement, vulnerability, resiliency, economic livelihoods, humanitarian assistance

JEL Classification: I3, I32, I38, O1, O53, R23, H1

Suggested Citation

Lyons, Angela and Kass-Hanna, Josephine and Molena, Elisa, A Multidimensional Approach to Poverty that Strengthens the Humanitarian-Development Nexus (April 23, 2021). T20 Policy Brief, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3836624 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3836624

Angela Lyons (Contact Author)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics ( email )

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Urbana, IL 61801
United States
1-217-418-6086 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://ace.illinois.edu/directory/anglyons

Josephine Kass-Hanna

University of Saint Joseph (Beirut) - Faculty of Business Administration and Management ( email )

Campus of Social Sciences, Huvelin Street
P.O. box 17-5208 Mar Mikhael
Beirut, 1104 2020
Lebanon
+9611421000 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.usj.edu.lb/

Elisa Molena

UN World Food Programme ( email )

United States

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