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

Documents and publications
This final report provides the direction of Japan’s disaster management for the future based on the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake to fulfill the promises in the future.
Pakistan Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework
Documents and publications
The Early Recovery Framework provides the foundation and structure for the early recovery response supporting the flood-affected people of Sindh and Balochistan following the floods of 2011.
Documents and publications
This plan identifies systematic measures that the municipal government and citizens should jointly implement in an organized manner for the earliest possible restoration and recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
National Disaster Recovery Framework Strengthening Disaster Recovery for the Nation
Documents and publications
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
Documents and publications
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
Documents and publications
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.
Documents and publications
This Iowa Disaster Recovery Framework (IDRF) will provide a lasting, flexible structure and system to coordinate and manage recovery in the long-term.
Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan-Prepared for the City of Oakland as a Model Plan for Local Governments in the San Francisco Bay Area
Documents and publications
The purpose of this Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan is to develop a model action plan for the City of Oakland, as well as to identify the components of this type of plan for the cities and counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Aceh Recovery Framework (ARF) 2008-2011
Documents and publications
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.
Documents and publications
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.

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