Compendium on good and innovative practices in the regional response to Syria and Iraq crisis
The Syrian crisis, now entering into its eighth year, continues to be one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Aside from the severe human and economic impact the crisis has had on Syria itself, the war has severely impacted the development gains of neighbouring countries - Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq - hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees.
The protracted nature of the Syria crisis has transformed the way the international community, UN organizations, regional governments, CSOs and other various stakeholders work together to respond to the changing needs and shifting dynamics of the region.
The second volume of the Compendium on Good and Innovative Practices in the Regional Response to the Syria Crisis provides readers with an extensive look into the incremental and breakthrough initiatives that reflect this new way of working. It is an effective guide to innovative practices at the humanitarian-development nexus that cater to those most in need. 52 case studies, covering a wide array of thematic topics from promoting social cohesion, supporting sustainable livelihoods, harnessing new technologies and many more reflect the innovative, collaborative and adaptable approaches being implemented.
The Compendium also highlights the emerging trends in innovation and good practices, including but not limited to: increased local leadership, dynamic multi-stakeholder partnerships and multi-year funding. It is a great guide and learning opportunity for policy makers and practitioners, but also offers those who are interested in innovation detailed insight into how it is being used and transformed and can be a driving force in the response to protracted crisis.