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Rural housing reconstruction program post-2005 earthquake : learning from the Pakistan experience : a manual for post-disaster housing program managers (English)

This manual is a guide for those tasked with responding to post-disaster housing reconstruction needs. It details the various processes, tasks, and interventions involved in the design and management of such programs. It uses Pakistan's post-earthquake Rural Housing Reconstruction Program (RHRP) as a case study, and draws on the experience and lessons from that to derive recommendations for future post-disaster housing reconstruction programs. The manual also provides a strong results-based outlook through a results framework that links desired impacts, program level and intermediate outcomes, and outputs into a coherent whole. This manual has been developed to assist project managers and policy makers engaged in large-scale post-disaster housing reconstruction programs make decisions on how to reconstruct housing and communities after major natural disasters. It provides a comprehensive guide to the tasks and processes required for development and management of post-disaster housing reconstruction programs, using key lessons and learning from reconstruction undertaken following the 2005 earthquake that struck northern Pakistan. Each chapter of the document covers a separate component of the program. Within each chapter, a rationale is presented as to why this component is needed. This is followed by a results framework listing outcomes to be aimed for and possible indicators. Finally, each section concludes with a list of lessons learned or policy recommendations, that policymakers should keep in mind for future such programs. The toolkit provides a results-based perspective on post-disaster housing program management. It presents a results framework for each component of the RHRP that links desired impacts, program level and intermediate outcomes, and outputs. A consolidated results framework for the entire RHRP is provided at the end.


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    Arshad, Shahnaz; Athar, Sohaib

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Arshad, Shahnaz; Athar, Sohaib

Rural housing reconstruction program post-2005 earthquake : learning from the Pakistan experience : a manual for post-disaster housing program managers (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.