This guidance/tip sheet is elaborated as a follow up to the Principal’s decision on improving HRP costing in July 2017. This is a living document that will be updated as more knowledge and experience of costing is gathered. In particular, the cluster-specific guidance part will be updated whenever relevant information is provided by the GCCs.
This Guidance is not intended as a step-by-step manual on how to develop and implement Early Recovery projects or on how to coordinate a cluster.
More information on projects and the cluster can be found in agency training and cluster coordination manuals – references at the end of this guidance.
Background and aims
In 2015, the Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) sought to measure how well early recovery was integrated into each cluster, and in parallel, to advance understanding of the relative importance of early recovery principles and practices in humanitarian crises overall. In designing a methodology to undertake this analysis, two assumptions were made.
The Guidance on Early Recovery Coordination provides a summary version of information on concepts, processes and tools essential for an efficient coordination of early recovery approaches in a country in crisis. It is intended primarily for early recovery coordination experts and practitioners.
The guidance also contains links to the Early Recovery Online Resource Centre which provides more context and information on Early Recovery and supports humanitarian and development partners in better integrating Early Recovery into their work.