This manual seeks to provide guidance on how to design and implement housing reconstruction programs in post-disaster conditions. It was developed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) together with Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development (skat). It was developed for field practitioners who are planning and implementing housing-reconstruction programs in urban areas.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
Author / Organization
Reconstruction or development?
Snapshot / Summary
1. Needs assessment and analysis
2. Methodological approach
3. Who is involved?
5. Planning and design process
8. Monitoring and risk reduction
Complimentary field guides
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
. Provide technical information on the sustainable neighbourhoods and integrated settlement approaches, including construction materials and technologies, energy efficiency and ecological aspects, alternative water supply and sanitation systems, solid waste and environmentally friendly site management in high-risk and poor-income areas; . Offer guidance on the reuse and recycling of temporary shelters, and on the transfer from transitional shelter to permanent housing; it includes orientation on damage assessments, debris reuse and controlled demolition; . Provide a selection of successful post-disaster reconstruction examples, implemented in cities with recommendations for better disaster preparedness; . Present practical checklists and references to assist practitioners, field workers and other stakeholders in making their choices;
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
Any and all actions taken my the implementing organization should comply with local regulations.