How we do it
UNDP’s crisis response rests on a well-coordinated approach that allows the entire organization to work together coherently. The organization develops, maintains and regularly updates a set of response tools and coordination mechanisms to respond quickly, predictably and effectively to crisis in a broad range of contexts.
Crisis response toolbox
Our crisis response toolbox includes fast deployment of first responders and planning teams for recovery, post-disaster and post-conflict needs assessments; and fast-track procedures for procurement and operational support. Management is centralized through UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit to ensure effective coordination, a strong whole-of-UNDP approach, and consistent engagement with humanitarian actors.
A key feature of the toolbox, Crisis Response Packages enable us to deliver concrete actions on the ground within a few hours of the onset of a crisis. They ensure that resilience-building begins immediately and simultaneously with humanitarian activities, as agreed during the World Humanitarian Summit.
Our tailored crisis response packages help :
- restore core government functions
- stabilize livelihoods
- manage debris and rehabilitate infrastructure
- plan recovery