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

The Initial Planning Framework for the Reconstruction of Mosul
This report provides an analysis of the current reconstruction and recovery activities in Mosul and highlights emerging needs for the urban recovery and medium-term development of the city.
This document is designed to highlight the response and recovery activity in the immediate (September-November 2018), intermediate (December 2018-May 2019) and long-term (July 2019/202) with respect to the current Ambae Manaro volcano operation. This plan covers emergency response and recovery activities, including mass evacuation, across a range of sectors such as health, WASH, education and gender. It outlines the priorities and gaps, as well as financial requirements. In order for relocated communities to rebuild a sustainable future, this plan describes the economic and social effects of evacuation.
This economic and disaster recovery plan lays out the Government of Puerto Rico’s strategic vision and goals and provides a detailed framework for achieving them.
This Disaster Recovery Framework will help guide and coordinate decisions on rebuilding over the next three years till 2021 and inform more detailed recovery programs, plans and projects that will be developed and implemented by the government ministries.
Build Back Better Puerto Rico November 2017
This document represents an aggregation of the best available disaster damages caused by the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and is an initial assessment of the cost to rebuild a stronger, more resilient Puerto Rico
National Disaster Recovery Framework Building Back a Disaster-Affected Malawi Better and Safer Volume II Drought
Recovery efforts defined within the NDRF are guided by a central vision and goal. An initial vision and goal were determined following the 2015 floods; these have been updated in response to the 2015/16 drought.
Process for Preparing Disaster Recovery Frameworks
This Process Note explains the process for preparing a DRF. It is intended to support the government officials, partners, affected population, and other stakeholders who will plan and prepare the DRF.
The PDRP specifies priority recovery needs and financial requirements, embedded in nine key sectors and three cross-cutting areas. It is expected to ensure that recovery is resilient and supports the development agenda of the country.
Fiji Tropical Cyclone Winston Disaster Recovery Framework 2016
This DRF guides the planning and implementation of recovery programmes and projects, providing overall direction to the government, the private sector, development partners, civil society and communities.
USA National Disaster Recovery Framework Second Edition 2016
The National Disaster Recovery Framework establishes a common platform and forum for how the whole community builds, sustains, and coordinates delivery of recovery capabilities.

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