This guide provides the essential information to assist policy makers and other stakeholders in formulating a framework for the medium- to long-term post-disaster recovery. This framework will help in articulating the recovery vision; defining the recovery strategy; prioritizing actions; fine-tuning planning; and providing guidance on financing, implementing, and monitoring the recovery. The framework also is a tool that helps in learning and self-evaluation, leading to continuous improvements over the course of the recovery implementation.
This guide will enable a government to create a national disaster recovery framework (DRF) that:
- Complements post-disaster needs assessments (PDNAs) or similar assessments as a tool to program and plan the recovery.
- Lays out the roles, responsibilities, and organizing structure of the governmental and nongovernmental agencies, as well as of the local authorities and groups responsible for disaster recovery.
- Provides an integrated, program-level action plan to facilitate multisector recovery planning, prioritization, and activity sequencing. The frameworks also will guide funding and portfolio management decisions.
- Functions as a living baseline document to monitor progress and evaluate impacts.
- Ensures aid effectiveness by bringing together multiple stakeholders, governmental and nongovernmental, around one common and inclusive government-led platform for recovery strategizing, planning, and project management.