Disaster Recovery Frameworks

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Disaster recovery frameworks enable countries to drive a process forward that unites all government, private sector, donors, development partners, and community efforts with a focus on building back stronger, faster and more inclusively over the short, medium to long term timeframes of recovery. The DRF helps in articulating a vision for recovery; defining a strategy; prioritizing actions; fine-tuning planning; and providing guidance on financing, implementing, and monitoring the recovery. Depending on the scale of recovery required, the framework should be developed within a month or max 45 days after a disaster, or ideally before a disaster occurs.

Expected outcomes of implementing recovery frameworks are:

  1. Informed institutional and policy-setting for recovery.
  2. Prioritization and programming based on an inclusive, transparent process that ensures participation of all stakeholders and uses national and international good practices.
  3. Effective coordination among all parties during the recovery and reconstruction processes.
  4. Comprehensive framework for recovery financing.
  5. Improved implementation and monitoring and evaluation systems for recovery programs.

DRF guidance and frameworks

wash DRF guide
Documents and publications
This WASH DRF Guide provides the specific steps involved in developing a government-led disaster recovery framework for the WASH sector. It assists stakeholders engaged in the development of a DRF to implement recovery programmes for the WASH sector.
Missouri Disaster Recovery Framework
Documents and publications
This Missouri Disaster Recovery Framework a guide designed to ensure better recovery planning, effective communication and coordination, and strategic collaboration at all levels of government and with whole community partners.
National Disaster Recovery Framework An Approach to Risk Informed Sustainable Development
Documents and publications
The aim of this Roadmap to be a short, uncomplicated guide to the National Disaster Recovery Framework (for short, the NDRF).
York County Office of Emergency Management Disaster Recovery Framework
Documents and publications
The York County Disaster Recovery Framework is developed for use by County and local governments and volunteer organizations to ensure a timely recovery from emergencies affecting York County.
Disaster Recovery Framework Hamilton County, OH
Documents and publications
This Framework is designed to guide recovery activities during and following a disaster and coordinate multiple resources within Hamilton County, OH.
Snohomish County Disaster Recovery Framework (November 2020)
Documents and publications
The Framework establishes a purposeful approach to enhance the Snohomish County's (Washington, USA) ability to manage recovery from disasters. Its purpose is to foster a timely recovery and efficient transition to the new normal of post disaster life.
ASEAN Implementation Plan ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework
Documents and publications
This Implementation Plan is therefore an integral accompanying document (Annex) to the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF).
Vanuatu Recovery Strategy 2020-2023 TC Harold and COVID-19
Documents and publications
The aim of the Vanuatu Recovery Strategy is to support communities impacted by TC Harold and COVID-19, by providing a framework to recover, rebuild and emerge stronger and more resilient.
Journey to recovery
Policies and plans
Journey to recovery describes the collaborative approach being taken across Australia to recover from the devastating 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires.
3RF Cover
Documents and publications
The framework for Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction (the 3RF) is a people-centered recovery and reconstruction framework, and a part of a comprehensive response to the massive explosion on the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020.

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