"the restoring or improving of livelihoods and health, as well as economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets, systems and activities, of a disaster-affected community or society, aligning with the principles of sustainable development and 'build back better', to avoid or reduce future disaster risk."
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2017
Disaster recovery is a dynamic field – knowledge on effective recovery has changed significantly in the past two decades, and continues to develop through research and practice. This collection brings together resources, information and publications focused on recovery in Australia and internationally.
Recovery Matters webinar series
This webinar series invites a broad range of expert speakers to share their experience and insights on disaster recoveryCommunity Recovery Handbook National principles for community recovery
NEW: Knowledge-into-Action briefs
A series of short briefs that highlight good practice for people working in recovery
National principles for disaster recovery
Six interrelated elements for successful recovery
National monitoring and evaluation for disaster recovery programs
A national framework and database to inform the design of effective disaster recovery programs
Gender and Emergency Management Guidelines
National guidelines to reduce the compounding effects of gender on disaster impact
Recovery in AJEM
Recovery news and research from the Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Further practitioner resources for recovery in an Australian context