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Small grants for recovery of affected communities

The scale of the typhoon's devastation has over-extended existing relief and recovery mechanisms across the country. Supporting communities--particularly poorer rural and coastal communities--to recover and rebuild in a resilient way will require a broad range of partnerships and deliverymore


Tapping remittances and micro-finance for local recovery

In times of disasters and emergencies, the spirit of giving of overseas filipinos is nonpareil. With an estimated 10% of the population working and/or living overseas and 20% of all households in the Philippines receiving remittances, the Philippines is the third largest recipient of remittances inmore


Livelihoods stabilization and economic recovery through green jobs

UNDP’s programme package is designed to provide an immediate recovery response through a longer-term sustainable development agenda by integrating disaster risk reduction with the promotion of resilient solutions at its core. Within this context, generating jobs and economic activity that ismore


Job creation through debris and solid waste management

Extreme powerful winds brought by the typhoon caused massive destruction and post-typhoon debris. The large amounts of debris pose danger to communities and hinder access to schools, hospitals and recovery centers. In this context, UNDP’s programme package is designed to provide an immediatemore


Resilient and renewable energy systems for local government centers and designated resettlement sites

Access to electricity is a critical need in disaster and post-disaster situations in order to ensure that communications, health and basic needs can be provided. The vulnerability of the grid system to natural calamities highlighted the need for more resilient, local sources of power supply tomore


Restoration of local governance and re-establishment of service delivery

UNDP is supporting the Government of the Philippines to develop participatory recovery plans and restore the capacities of the local government to enable them to re-establish public service delivery in typhoon-affected regions.   UNDP will also provide the local governments with support andmore


Post-disaster recovery in the Philippines

Although the affected communities have already begun their own recovery efforts with the limited resources available, the magnitude of the disaster is so severe that it will take several years for them to recover fully. UNDP is working closely with the Government of the Philippines – at themore


The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration

This report focuses on the role of natural resources in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes and illustrates how the management of natural resources can be used to promote more effective and sustainable reintegration.   The development of this report was supportedmore


Haiti Technical Guide for Debris Management

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti.  The destruction of buildings and infrastructure generated large amount of debris, estimated at 10 million cubic meters, blocking streets and land in affected areas, hindering relief, recovery andmore


2012 Annual Report Crisis Prevention & Recovery

Empowering people in the face of disasters and conflicts is no easy task for any nation. Through its crisis prevention and recovery activities, UNDP helps build resilience, reduce the impact of disasters, and accelerate recovery from shocks. In many places around the world where conflicts andmore

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Crisis Prevention and Recovery Report 2008: Post-Conflict Economic Recovery - Enabling Local Ingenuity

Post-conflict economic recovery aims to establish sustainable economic growth and human development while addressing the factors that could lead to a recurrence of conflict.  Post-conflict recovery is not about restoring pre-war economic or institutional arrangements.  It is aboutMore


Disaster Risk Reductionactivities

The post-Yolanda recovery work is clearly an opportunity to renew engagement on disaster risk reduction issues not just in the affected areas but also in the entire country as a whole, and both at the national policy level and in terms of local level programming. In the short and medium term, theMore


Disaster-Conflict Interface

This report examines interactions between conflict and disasters associated with natural hazards. It presents an unprecedented survey of cases in which conflict and disaster coincide—each a complex phenomenon in its own right, as in the worsening Horn of Africa crisis. In most instances, theMore


Disasters Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific

As experience with both disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) grows, there is increasing recognition that these two fields share a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development. The objective of this study isMore


Ebola response in Guinea

As the number of Ebola virus disease cases (EVD) and fatalities continues to rise in Guinea, the government has launched a National Response Plan to implement immediate life-saving interventions through the national health system, with support from the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency ResponseMore

UNDP's Work in Conflict and Disaster-affected Countries: 2012
Preventing Crisis, Enabling Recovery

Empowering people in the face of disasters and conflicts is no easy task for any nation. Through its crisis prevention and recovery activities, In 2013, UNDP was active in 177 countries, assisting households, communities, and governments to prevent, confront, and respond to conflicts and disasters.

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New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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