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07 Oct 2016 description


The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:

  1. The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector

  2. Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery

31 Dec 2010 description

This compilation presents different cases of post disaster recovery highlighting the role of community. Involvement of community in the overall process of determining what is to be done, how it is to be done, who it is to benefit, and how to implement decisions to ―build back better‖ are emphasized.

30 Apr 2009 description

Gareth Price and Mihir Bhatt

HPG Working Paper April 2009

1. Introduction

This case study is part of the ODI HPG research programme on the role of the affected state in humanitarian action. It aims to describe the essential elements of India's approach to disaster management as seen in its response to the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The study also analyses policy trends in India's disaster response, focusing on the 2005 Disaster Management Act.

India is affected by both expected and unexpected natural disasters each year.

08 Feb 2005 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI

Paul Harvey

10 Feb 2001 description

Donald Ballantyne, EERI Team Member

Earthquake in Gujarat, India, Jan 26, 2001

This is the first report I have been able to transmit back to the US, as there has been no access to the internet in the earthquake zone. We returned yesterday from Ghandidham after 5 days in the field. This report includes much of the material I have captured in my notes but does not benefit from the review of photos. As the internet connection is so slow, no photos are included.


The seismologists have been unable to locate a surface rupture from the January 26 M7.6 earthquake.