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Implementation guide on build back better in recovery and reconstruction - Sendai Framework priority 4

This guide will provide practical, evidence-based guidance to support stakeholder efforts in “building back better” in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction, drawn from and featuring prevailing expertise and lessons learned. It will include information applicable to key economic and social sectors.


    Build back better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

    This consultative version of the guideline is the product of literature reviews, discussions and contributions from diverse stakeholders, as well as UNISDR-nominated experts. If you have comments and inputs in relation to this (including further case studies for consideration), please contact the following, UNISDR focal point for this publication adding "Word into Action guideline for BBB" in the subject line: Ms. Yuki Matsuoka, Head,UNISDR Office in Japan, E-mail: matsuoka [at]

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Concept note

  • Recovery capacity continues to be stunted by gaps in preparedness, a lack of clear strategies, and a failure to integrate disaster risk reduction. There is a clear need to pursue increased operational capacity and improved application of lessons learned in order to ensure that disaster-affected countries and communities alike are able to achieve sustainable and resilient recovery outcomes.

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