This Guide is designed for local governments to help them to prepare for recovery from future disasters by engaging with the whole community and planning for comprehensive, long-term recovery activities.
Effective pre-disaster planning is an important process that allows a comprehensive and integrated understanding of community objectives. Pre-disaster planning also connects community plans to guide post-disaster decisions and investments.
This document aids in understanding the key considerations and processes that a local government can use to build a community’s recovery capacity and develop a pre-disaster recovery plan. In addition to the planning considerations and associated activities, the guide includes recommendations for local governments and a checklist to help assess recovery capability.