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

Bushfire Recovery Framework
Documents and publications
This recovery framework provides a consistent and community-led approach for the planning and delivery of recovery activities for the 2019-20 Eastern Victorian bushfires.
South Carolina County Predisaster Recovery Planning Guide
Documents and publications
This planning guide is designed to help South Carolina counties prepare for recovery by developing pre-disaster recovery plans that engage community stakeholders and outline an organizational framework for comprehensive local recovery efforts.
Documents and publications
This guide is a revised and updated version of the Disaster Recovery Framework guide intended as a practice-based, results-focused tool to assist governments and partners in planning for resilient post-disaster recovery following a large-scale disaster.
ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework
Documents and publications
The ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF) serves as the consolidated exit strategy from the COVID-19 crisis.
The Pierce County Disaster Recovery Framework (PCDRF)
Documents and publications
The Pierce County Disaster Recovery Framework (PCDRF) defines how Pierce County (Washington, USA) will organize and operate, using existing and additional resources to promote effective recovery after a disaster.
2020 North Carolina Disaster Recovery Framework
Documents and publications
The purpose of the North Carolina Disaster Recovery Framework (NCDRF) is to offer direction to the North Carolina Disaster Recovery Task Force in its mission to address the unmet needs of communities affected by a disaster.
4_Cadre de relevement inond Bamako_FINAL_LR
Documents and publications
Le cadre de relèvement post-inondation de Bamako vise à faciliter l’opérationnalisation de la stratégie de relèvement post-catastrophe définie lors de l’évaluation rapide des dommages, des pertes et des besoins de relèvement aux inondations.
Mozambique Disaster Recovery Framework 2019
Documents and publications
The present DRF sets the vision, strategic objectives, and principles for Mozambique’s recovery over the next five years in response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth.
Recovery Action Plan – City of Panama City, Florida
Documents and publications
This document is a Recovery Action Plan issued by the City of Panama City after devastating Hurricane Michael.
Documents and publications
This guide is based on the Guide to Developing Disaster Recovery Frameworks, which aims to support governments at the national level to assist with recovery planning and implementation.

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