This case study documents ongoing recovery since the occurrence of Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013, which caused unprecedented damage to nine regions, including 591 municipalities and 56 cities spread across 44 provinces. About 16 million persons were affected, many of whom lost their sources of livelihood.The findings and conclusions should be considered as emerging and evolving as recovery continues to take place in the Philippines.
The document is part of a series of case studies developed by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) as a component of a guide for developing disaster recovery frameworks (DRF). This guide aims to help governments and partners plan for resilient post disaster recovery while contributing to longer term sustainable development. It is based on practices gleaned from country experiences in disaster recovery around the world. Hence, the development of the DRF Guide entailed the development of country-level case studies as well as thematic case studies on disaster recovery.