Build Back Better

IRP provides recovery guidance and a comprehensive library of recovery resources to support the practice of disaster recovery and building back better.

IRP supports progress against Priority 4 of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Themes in recovery

  • Capacity Development
    capability utilization, capacity assessment; capacity development; individual, community and institutional learning, training and development; institutional strengthening and development; functional capacities; technical capacities
  • Climate Change
    adaptation planning, adaptation measures, loss and damage, adaptation benefits, adaptation costs, adaptive capacity, climate change adaptation, climate resilience, climate-proofing, climate risk management
  • Community based DRR
    CBDRR, community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM), community vulnerability assessment, community disaster response preparedness, community risk mitigation, local capacity assessment, local risk mapping, participatory community risk assessment, indigenous knowledge, participatory, inclusive
  • Critical infrastructure
    communications systems and/or networks, health facilities, 'lifelines', power and energy, emergency evacuation shelters, financial infrastructure, schools, elements of transportation systems, waste disposal, water supplies
  • Cultural Heritage
    heritage conservation, traditional methods, traditional knowledge, traditional know-how, traditional housing, community resilience mechanisms, cultural properties, intangible heritage, immovable cultural property, historic buildings, historic urban areas, cultural landscapes, monuments, archaeological sites, vernacular architecture, risk assessment to heritage, collective memory and identity
  • Economics of DRR
    disaster risk reduction funding, pre-disaster recovery planning, recovery financing, socio-economic impacts of disasters, post-disaster damage and needs assessment, financial effects of disasters, risk transfer mechanism, insurance, post-disaster short-term liquidity, cost-benefit analysis
  • Education & School Safety
    education continuity, safe schools, school disaster management
  • Environment & Ecosystems
    Ecosystems and environmental management, environmental impact assessment, Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM), land-use
  • Fragility and Conflict
    humanitarian crisis, conflict, post-conflict, peacebuilding, violence, fragile and conflict affected states
  • Gender
    gender mainstreaming, gendered vulnerability, gender-sensitive disaster risk management, gender-sensitive recovery

International Recovery Forum

Redesigning Systems for Resilience through Recovery: Assessing Progress and the Unfinished Agenda at the Midpoint of the Sendai Framework

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Recovery Help Desk: A service of the IRP, responding to requests for support with building back better in recovery from disasters.

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