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This study identifies 20 key strategies, grouped according to the health systems functions, that have been found as enhancing health systems resilience in the face of COVID-19. This study is targeted at policy-makers and has two aims. First, it provides national policy-makers with evidence from other countries to assess their own responses to COVID-19 a…
This study investigated the impact of COVID-19 on disaster response and recovery from various types of hazards, with regard to preparedness, evacuation, volunteering, early recovery, awareness and knowledge of different types of hazards, and preparedness capacity development. This study targets hazards such as Cyclone Amphan in India, the Kumamoto flood…
This month’s The Manchester Briefing outlines a methodology to self-evaluate Recovery plans and Renewal strategies. The self-reflection methodology can be used in conjunction with ISO/TS 22393 featured in TMB Issue 39 and its operational version featured in TMB Issue 49. By reflecting on their response to COVID-19, organisations can identify those strat…
This paper focuses on how resilience considerations can be better integrated into industrial policy, building on the guidance offered by the Sendai Framework and the broader emergency management literature, and reflecting on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis and other ones. While the resilience dimension is a common guiding principle in a number o…
This month’s TMB details ‘Operationalising ISO 22393: Seven steps to plan recovery and renewal’, a new iteration of the University of Manchester project’s international standard - ‘ISO 22393 – Guidelines for planning Recovery and Renewal’. This briefing simplifies ISO 22393 into an easy-to-use process to support the implementation of recovery activities…
This toolkit is a compendium of existing guidelines and tools to support countries and communities when they are ready to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. It supports recovering communities to "build back better" " build more resilient health systems, economies, and more just societies. Building back better in the recovery from this global pan…
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2 February 2022
Since COVID-19 was first recognized in December of 2019, it has spread to almost every country, infected millions of people and killed hundreds of thousands. But this pandemic is much more than a public health crisis. In addition to causing the greatest global economic downturn in almost a century, it is threatening to reverse decades of development gai…
This publication offers a set of guiding, action-oriented principles and practical cases to support recovering communities as they plan and implement recovery. The principles focus on key cross-cutting issues for recovery such as building back better and greener, inclusive and people-centred recovery, and preserving development gains, among others. It o…
The International Recovery Platform Herald (IRP Herald) is the periodic newsletter of the International Recovery Platform. The IRP Herald reports on IRP activities and serves as the knowledge report for the annual International Recovery Forum, as well as recovery-related content from other major conferences. IRP Herald Volume 31 is the knowledge report…
Covid-19 has led to unprecedented impacts on the economy, lives and livelihoods of nations, communities and individuals. This note sets out a methodology to assist governments to: Assess the overall socio-economic impact of the pandemic on the people including the various vulnerable groups, as well as on services and production of goods and governance;…