This paper explores how institutional capacities and arrangements can be further strengthened and better coordinated within the international system in order to respond more effectively to the needs of the internally displaced. It examines the relevant capacities of existing institutions, their weaknesses and strengths, and recommends improvements that could be made in the current system. It then lays out the pros and cons of options for longer-term institutional reform.
"You have to play the long game. It’s fine to add money, but when the commitment is volatile and your funding goes up and down constantly, you can end up creating more harm than good."
"We have been in Central America for a long time. It’s not just money that has made us effective in the region — there is a lot of hard-earned experience, trial and error, and institution building that is slowly reaping results. The worst thing that could happen now is to go back to zero."