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Global compendium of good practices on post-disaster recovery

Source(s):  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

This systemization prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) compiles Good Practices on Post Disaster Recovery, to disseminate and highlight the work and recovery processes that are being carried out in different countries of the following regions: Africa, Asia, East Europe (ECIS) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). 

It compiles a selection of good practices on disaster recovery processes led by multiple actors including local, sub-regional and national governments, civil society organizations, communities, foundations, private sector organizations, and academia, as well as in some cases with the support of the United Nations System and UNDP.

In recent years, several countries have worked towards the implementation of innovative regulations and policies that have had a significant impact on post-disaster recovery. Others have developed and designed practical tools and methodologies that have made it possible to advance and improve disaster response and recovery preparedness, which, in turn, encourages and invites other countries to adapt, use and implement these tools.

The identification and selection of good practices were carried out through consultations with different UNDP country offices in each one of the regions and with the support of the UNDP Regional Centres, considering those offices that carried out recovery interventions during the 2014 to 2019 period. The selection process was carried out by regional teams of recovery process specialists who analyzed 10 key criteria including universality, transferability, applicability, expandability, orientation, focus, assimilation, integrability, impact, and effectiveness. Following the process, 25 successful experiences were selected and systematized by four independent consultants, under the guidance and technical support of the Recovery Teams at HQ and the Regional Centres.

This document brings together 25 initiatives developed in 23 countries at the Global level (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tajikistan, Serbia, Barbados, Bolivia, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru), and we thank all of the UNDP offices that participated, shared and contributed to the compilation of this document.



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  • Global compendium of good practices on post-disaster recovery
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 166 p.

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