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

National Disaster Recovery Framework Strengthening Disaster Recovery for the Nation
The National disaster recovery framework provides guidance that enables effective recovery support to disaster-impacted States, Tribes and local jurisdictions.
Iwate Prefecture Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Reconstruction Plan -Basic Reconstruction Plan
The document is a blueprint for the reconstruction of Iwate Prefecture following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Action Plan for National Recovery and Development of Haiti
This document is a national recovery plan for the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, describing damage and losses, vision and action plans for reconstruction.
IOWA DISASTER RECOVERY FRAMEWORK
This Iowa Disaster Recovery Framework (IDRF) will provide a lasting, flexible structure and system to coordinate and manage recovery in the long-term.
Aceh Recovery Framework (ARF) 2008-2011
This document presents the major challenges in Aceh’s transition and governmental priorities, benchmarks and outcomes in virtually every sector of peace building, recovery and development activity in the aftermath of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami.
This report is a master plan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Aceh and Nias, North Sumatra for the devastating earthquake and Tsunami in 2004 to be used as a foundation for Regional Governments concerned and the Implementing Agency for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the Region and People of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province and Nias Islands, North Sumatra Province, in preparing the action plan and the implementation.
The overall objective of the Recovery Framework of the UN System in support of Government of India for a post-tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction programme is to define the approach of the United Nations in facilitating the rapid recovery of the affected populations. This approach is designed to lead to both recovery and the expansion of opportunities for sustainable development, and the reduction of future disaster risks.
ERRA’s health policy delineates guiding principles, guidelines and strategy for reconstruction in the earthquake-affected districts. The health component of Government’s ‘Build Back Better’ policy is based on the Humanitarian charter for minimum standards for health care, including the right to ‘health for all’ and respect of the dignity of the population affected by the disaster.
This document provides three sections in response to the earthquake that struck Pakistan and India in October 2005. The first section covers an overview of the disaster and its impact, including an overview of the government, army and civil society response in addition to the organization of the international response and main actions taken, the second addresses the early recovery framework comprised of the early recovery needs assessment and guiding principles for recovery. The third discusses implementation arrangements and monitoring. Lastly, the document covers implementation arrangements and monitoring efforts.
Focus on Recovery provides a framework for recovery planning and management in New Zealand for local government, Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups and government departments.

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