Early Recovery Facility


Early Recovery Facility


09 March 2012


Rural and Urban


Capacity Building


Disaster Risk Reduction and Management


USD 5,000,001 - USD 10,000,000


9 February 2011-31 December 2015
Description of Intervention

The Early Recovery Facility (ERF) serves as a dedicated long-standing facility supporting early recovery after a disaster, smoothing out the transition to long-term recovery. ERF promotes national ownership of the early recovery process by engaging national and local authorities in the planning, execution and monitoring of recovery actions. ERF will provide local and national Government agencies with support in developing policies and plans for full recovery, through the systematic assessment of recovery needs, coordination amongst various agencies, preparation of an early recovery plan and human resources when needed.

Problems to be Addressed

National, subnational and local responses and recovery to climate change aggravated extreme events.


To provide policy and programmatic support to government in quick disaster recovery process.


The overall objective is to support the Government of Bangladesh to provide policy and programmatic support for local and national level recovery, and to introduce development-oriented recovery interventions in a post-disaster situation

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

Rehabilitation and recovery is the first necessity after a natural disaster. For regions affected by frequent disasters, a proper policy measure for quick recovery is a requirement. This project involves making the regions resilient and also measures for quick recovery post disaster. Hence this qualifies for CCA concept.

Results / Outputs

• Under the early recovery response to floods of 2007, UNDP constructed 3,962 family houses in five flood affected districts and community restoration through cash for work generated work opportunity for 40,000 men and women.
• The latest intervention building disaster resilient houses, or ‘core family shelters’, has, over two phases, built more than 15,000 of these houses for families who were affected by Sidr.
• More than 47,000 women and around 33,000 men received cash support under UNDP’s community restoration programme through cash for work in Sidr affected districts.
• 25,015 families whose houses were partially damaged by inundation were provided with shelter repairing materials and costs.

Contact Details

Sifayet Ullah
Programme Officer
UNDP Country Office Bangladesh
e-mail: registry.bd@undp.org
Website: http://www.undp.org.bd
Crisis Prevention & Recovery programme: http://www.undp.org/cpr/documents/disaster/asia_pacific/erf_bangladesh_f...

Ministry of Food and Disaster Management
Website: http://www.mofdm.gov.bd

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