IOB Study - Linking Relief and Development - More than old solutions for old problems?

The need to link relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) has been discussed for decades. Yet, in practice, there is little updated analysis available on the topic and many fundamental challenges still remain today. Building mainly on existing evaluations and research, as well as on interviews with a range of experts in this field, the study discusses the different challenges to linking humanitarian aid to development. It also looks at how these challenges are being addressed by the current discourses on LRRD. The study aims to contribute to the further development of the concept of LRRD as well as to future evaluations on humanitarian aid.