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Disaster Recovery Frameworks
Women involved in community meeting to discuss village reconstruction

Disaster recovery frameworks enable countries to drive a process forward that unites all government, private sector, donors, development partners, and community efforts with a focus on building back stronger, faster and more inclusively over the short, medium to long term timeframes of recovery. The DRF helps in articulating a vision for recovery; defining a strategy; prioritizing actions; fine-tuning planning; and providing guidance on financing, implementing, and monitoring the recovery. Depending on the scale of recovery required, the framework should be developed within a month or max 45 days after a disaster, or ideally before a disaster occurs.

Expected outcomes of implementing recovery frameworks are:

  1. Informed institutional and policy-setting for recovery.
  2. Prioritization and programming based on an inclusive, transparent process that ensures participation of all stakeholders and uses national and international good practices.
  3. Effective coordination among all parties during the recovery and reconstruction processes.
  4. Comprehensive framework for recovery financing.
  5. Improved implementation and monitoring and evaluation systems for recovery programs.
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This guide is based on the Guide to Developing Disaster Recovery Frameworks, which aims to support governments at the national level to assist with recovery planning and implementation. In line with the national level guide, this Guide is intended as a practice-based, results-focused tool to assist local governments and partners in planning for resilient post-disaster recovery.
European Commission International Recovery Platform Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme
This guide is a revised and updated version of the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) guide that was originally issued in 2015 has been published in March 2020. The guide is intended as a practice-based, results-focused tool to assist governments and partners in planning for resilient post-disaster recovery following a large-scale disaster.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
This guide provides the essential information to assist policy makers and other stakeholders in formulating a framework for the medium- to long-term post-disaster recovery.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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Fiji Tropical Cyclone Winston Disaster Recovery Framework 2016
This DRF will guide the planning and implementation of recovery programmes and projects, providing overall direction to individuals and organizations that have a role in recovery activities including government, the private sector, development partners, civil society and communities.
Fiji - government World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters European Union Asian Development Bank Secretariat of the Pacific Community
The aim of the Vanuatu Recovery Strategy is to support communities impacted by TC Harold and COVID-19, by providing a framework to recover, rebuild and emerge stronger and more resilient. It is premised on working together, renewing our traditions and values through our care for one another.
Vanuatu - government
Focus on Recovery provides a framework for recovery planning and management in New Zealand for local government, Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups and government departments. This document represents a Ministry position on recovery and has been developed with input from the International Recovery Symposium that was held in Napier in July 2004. It outlines the context and the direction of future work for recovery as part of the 4Rs (Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery) approach to CDEM. 
Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
In view of the substantial damage, losses and related recovery needs from frequent disasters affecting the Sri Lanka, the Department of National Planning (NPD) under the Sri Lanka Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs requested the World Bank and UNDP to assist in the development of the Post-Disaster Recovery Plan (PDRP) and Recovery Framework. The PDRP specifies priority recovery needs and financial requirements identified by the sectoral Ministries, embedded in nine key sectors and three cross-cutting areas. It is expected to ensure that recovery is resilient and supports the development agenda of the country. The PDRP emphasizes that recovery efforts not only rebuild what was there, but will also ensure Building Back Better as a necessary condition to build a resilient nation and contribute to sustainable development.
Sri Lanka - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
This framework document encapsulates the vision and strategic objectives that guide recovery in post-earthquake Nepal. It also includes the policy and institutional frameworks for recovery and reconstruction and outlines implementation arrangements, projected financial requirements and immediate next steps necessary for recovery.
Nepal - government
This plan was prepared in the aftermath of the Oct 26, 2015 earthquake which caused human losses and extensive damages to public infrastructure, houses and other buildings in various areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The document contains a detailed damage assessment and lists priority interventions in areas of rehabilitation of physical infrastructure, housing, reactivation of local economy, and disaster risk reduction and environment recovery strategies. The plan also proposes management mechanisms for recovery and reconstruction.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority
This document presents the policy recommendations of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force for helping the rebuilding of the region affected by the 2011 super-storm. The recommendations include: (i) promoting resilient rebuilding, (ii) ensuring a regionally coordinated, resilient approach to infrastructure investment; (iii) providing families safe, affordable housing options; iv) supporting small businesses and revitalizing local economies; (v) addressing insurance challenges (vi) building local governments’ capacity to plan for long-term rebuilding and prepare for future disasters.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final report provides the direction of Japan’s disaster management for the future based on the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake to fulfill the promises in the future.
Cabinet Office (Japan)
This document provides three sections in response to the earthquake that struck Pakistan and India in October 2005. The first section covers an overview of the disaster and its impact, including an overview of the government, army and civil society response in addition to the organization of the international response and main actions taken, the second addresses the early recovery framework comprised of the early recovery needs assessment and guiding principles for recovery. The third discusses implementation arrangements and monitoring. Lastly, the document covers implementation arrangements and monitoring efforts.
Pakistan - government United Nations Resident Coordinator - Pakistan
The overall objective of the Recovery Framework of the UN System in support of Government of India for a post-tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction programme is to define the approach of the United Nations in facilitating the rapid recovery of the affected populations. This approach is designed to lead to both recovery and the expansion of opportunities for sustainable development, and the reduction of future disaster risks.
United Nations - Headquarters