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International Recovery Platform

Disaster Recovery Indicators

These guidelines provide a systematic, independent and replicable approach to monitoring and evaluating the recovery process. The indicators proposed in the guidelines were tested in case study research of Ban Nam Khem, Thailand that was hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and Chella Bandi, Muzaffarabad, AJK Pakistan, that was struck by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. The report is aimed at senior policy makers in NGOs and governmental relief agencies as well as people charged with monitoring recovery. It is intended to give the reader information about how the proposed indicator set was derived, detailed feedback on the application of these indicators in the two case studies and finally an assessment of how useful we found remote imagery to be in monitoring recovery.


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