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Critical Reflections on World Vision Ireland’s Nexus Methodology

Critical Reflections

On World Vision Ireland’s Nexus Methodology

Critical Reflections on World Vision Ireland’s
Nexus Methodology: Is it really worth it?



The Triple Nexus approach offers a framework reorienting humanitarian, development and peace
activities and organisations away from siloes towards collective outcomes and effectiveness. This learning
paper is for anyone connected to the humanitarian, development and peace sectors asking what
organisations and teams are learning about the Nexus, what it means in practice, and how we know if it is
of value. World Vision Ireland and programme teams, across 10 National Offices in the World Vision
Partnership, have been contending with these questions. This is the start of a learning journey that
presents successes and failures and an open call for more collaboration on moving the Nexus forward.

World Vision Ireland was awarded two grant-funded programmes under Ireland’s Civil Society Partnership
for a Better World (NOURISH and EMPOWER!) and one European Union (PEACE-Mindanao) project
starting in January 2023. The programmes implemented across 10 National Offices all include a
commitment to address the nexus and apply an adaptive nexus management approach. Irish Aid
champions Nexus approaches as part of a Better World Ireland’s Policy for International Development.

EMPOWER! is a humanitarian programme to empower and protect the most vulnerable women and girls in fragile contexts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria.Emphasis is on education for women and children protection services, economic empowerment, community protection networks and transforming attitudes and norms on gender and inclusionii.

NOURISH is a long-term development programme to reduce poverty and hunger in vulnerable households and communities in target areas in Mauritania, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Uganda and Tanzania. Target communities include the rural poor (urban poor in Vanuatu), women for livelihoods and economic empowerment and men/boys to transform attitudes and norms on gender and inclusion.

PEACE (Promoting Efforts Addressing Conflict through Education) in Mindanao recognises the active role children can play as agents of peace. Building on World Vision’s Empowering Children as Peacebuilders project model, the project aims to build peaceful and cohesive communities in Marawi and Cotabato cities. Working closely with government ministries and other stakeholders, the project aims to increase children’s capacity and confidence as peace ambassadors.


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