A dedicated Integrated Community-based Early Recovery Framework (ICERF) was elaborated to provide a strategy and structure within which to do this. The Framework places a special emphasis on most vulnerable households and is designed to benefit equally women and men.
The Framework identifies four key outputs:
- Coordination arrangements for implementation and monitoring of early recovery projects;
- Livelihood restoration and community infrastructure rehabilitation;
- Revival and strengthening of community level mechanisms to support recovery; and
- Disaster preparedness and risk reduction.
ICERF is being undertaken in partnership with community-based organizations, national and international NGOs, civil society groups, and other UN agencies, and in coordination with the government.
UNDP early recovery activities include conditional direct financial and in-kind support for livelihoods; support to community-level interventions in the areas of health, environment, water and sanitation, education, shelter and disaster risk reduction; reviving and expanding microfinance activities; and developing the capacities of self-reliance groups and other community-based organizations.
Over two years, UNDP aims to reach 750 villages.