Guidance for Disaster Recovery

The International Recovery Platform (IRP) provides a collection of comprehensive guidance for disaster recovery to help countries and communities develop effective recovery plans and strategies. These guidelines are designed to ensure that recovery efforts are sustainable, resilient, and inclusive.

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Guidance documents from IRP Steering Committee members.

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The purpose of this document is to create a cohesive documented body of knowledge for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, in the recognition that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.
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The purpose of this document is to create a cohesive documented body of knowledge for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, in the recognition that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.
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The purpose of this document is to create a cohesive documented body of knowledge for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, in the recognition that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.
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This handbook was developed to assist policy makers and project managers engaged principally in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities.
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This guidance note shares 'live lessons' learned - told through first-person stories - that contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and a recovery that builds back better.
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This publication draws from documented experiences of past and present recovery efforts in health, collected through a desk review and consultations with relevant experts.
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This publication draws from documented experiences of past and present psychosocial recovery efforts, collected through a desk review and consultations with relevant experts.
People’s Process in Post-disaster and Post-Conflict Recovery and Reconstruction
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This guide presents a community-centered framework for recovery and reconstruction after disasters and conflicts, advocating for the involvement of affected populations in a seamless transition from emergency response to sustainable recovery efforts.

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This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery.
PDRP Guide State Govts
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designed this planning guide to help States and territories prepare for recovery by developing pre-disaster recovery plans.
ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide
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The ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide (the Guide) aims to help the ASEAN Member States prepare for recovery, and deliver timely, efficient and effective recovery programmes.
A Guidance Note National Post-Disaster Recovery Planning and Coordination
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This Guidance Note provides practical advice to UNDP Country Offices on how to design and implement recovery initiatives that will strengthen government capacity to lead and manage national recovery efforts in the early, medium and long-term.
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This handbook provides a framework to identify an effective recovery strategy following a biological incident, as well as a compendium of practical, evidence-based recovery options to assist with the remediation of environmental biological contamination.
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This guide lays out processes and good practices for developing disaster recovery frameworks to assist governments in detailed recovery planning at the inter-sectoral and programmatic levels.
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This guidance note presents a series of steps to initiate and sustain Pre Disaster Recovery Planning (PDRP) in order to ensure that communities "build back better" following a natural disaster.
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This publication is an initial step in documenting, collecting and sharing disaster recovery experiences and lessons, which also integrate disaster reduction initiatives aimed at reducing the womens' vulnerability.

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