Understanding the Relationship Between Humanitarian and Development Interventions: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review Protocol

  • Garry Stevens Western Sydney University
  • Nidhi Wali
  • Nichole Georgeou
  • Zulfan Tadjoeddin
Keywords: Humanitarian, Development, Linking, Relief, Rehabilitation, Resilience, Grand Bargain


The rising number of natural disasters and emergent conflicts that require coordinated international response has re-focused attention on linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD). This systematic review protocol aims to inform a systematic review to identify primary operational strategies employed to link humanitarian and development interventions. This protocol is guided by Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols (PRISMA) guidelines and details the review scope and parameters. Findings from this review can contribute to articulation of an integrated LRRD practice framework and its potential application to resilience and related policy instruments.

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