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International Recovery Platform

Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments

This Guide is designed for local governments to help them to prepare for recovery from future disasters by engaging with the whole community and planning for comprehensive, long-term recovery activities. Effective pre-disaster planning is an important process that allows a comprehensive and integrated understanding of community objectives. Pre-disaster planning also connects community plans to guide post-disaster decisions and investments. This document aids in understanding the key considerations and processes that a local government can use to build a community’s recovery capacity and develop a pre-disaster recovery plan. In addition to the planning considerations and associated activities, the guide includes recommendations for local governments and a checklist to help assess recovery capability.

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