Development Cooperation Handbook/Linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD)
The link between relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD), i.e. the "grey area" between humanitarian aid and development, results from the difference between humanitarian aid and programmes of development co-operation as far as their objectives, procedures, time frames, partners, and types of interventions are concerned. Indeed, humanitarian aid meets the immediate needs of individuals during crises and is mainly provided by government and non-government organisations (NGOs), whereas development co-operation aims at supporting policies and strategies that correspond to the priorities of the partner country. LRRD programmes progressively take over from emergency aid so as to stabilise the economic and social situation and facilitate the transition towards medium and long-term development strategies.
- M. Buchanan-Smith and P. Fabbri, Links between Relief, Rehabilitation and Development in the Tsunami Response: A Review of the Debate, Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2005
- Amélie Banzet, Christine Bousquet, Béatrice Boyer, Agnès De Geoffroy, François Grünewald, Domitille Kauffmann, Peggy Pascal et Nicolas Rivière, Linking relief, rehabilitation and development in Afghanistan to improve aid effectiveness: Main successes and challenges ahead, Groupe URD, January 2007