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Reconstruction documents

From policy reports and briefing documents to case studies and research papers, you will find all documents on reconstruction here.

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Advocacy and tools workshop notes

Slides from the advocacy and tools workshop at the Develoment from Disasters conference

  • English,
  • event materials
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Bengali Bulletin Falak latest Issue

Fakal is an appropriate technology based half yearly Bengali publication of Practical Action, Bangladesh.

  • Bangla,
  • newsletter
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Biogas Use in Reconstruction

  • fact sheet
  • English

Biogas technology can provide essential energy services in a post-disaster context.

Martin Bounds, Published by Practical Action on 04/25/12

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Building back better: delivering people-centred housing reconstruction at scale

This book asks whether large-scale reconstruction can be participatory and developmental; can rebuilding be truly people-centred, contributing to breaking the cycle of poverty and dependence?

  • English,
  • practice
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Community Action Plans - CAP handbook (Nepali)

The CAP Handbook supports in development of Community Action Plans (CAP) with participation of urban-poor/slum dwellers comprising mostly marginalised groups within the municipal boundary enabling them to include their needs in the municipal planning process and have them addressed by the...

  • Nepali,
  • project
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Conference agenda - Development from disasters

Timetable for the conference: Development from disasters - scaling up owner-driven reconstruction

  • English,
  • event materials
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Development from disasters - case studies

Case study slides from the Development from Disasters conference

  • English,
  • event materials
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Development from disasters - scaling up owner-driven reconstruction

This conference, organised by Practical Action, looked at research findings and practical experience of owner-driven reconstruction

  • English,
  • event materials
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Earthquake Resistant housing

  • fact sheet
  • English

This Brief shows simple methods to make houses safer during earthquakes.

Lucky Lowe, Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 02/02/08

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Flood Resistant Housing

  • fact sheet
  • English

Bangladesh has regular floods putting people at risk. This brief describes some flood resistant housing options.

Neil Noble, Dipok Chandra Roy, Published by Practical Action on 02/02/10

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Improving access to services

A brief introduction to how we are working with poor communities to help provide access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation, adequate shelter and transport.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Kerosene and LPG for Reconstruction

  • fact sheet
  • English

Kerosene and LPG can provide essential energy services in a post-disaster context.

Martin Bounds & Mariana Gallo, Published by Practical Action on 03/02/12

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Lalith Lankatilleke - Reconstruction: a community-based approach through the people’s process of development

Keynote speech at the Development from Disasters conference

  • English,
  • event materials
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Making livelihoods resistant to disasters

This eight page briefing sees how poverty, vulnerability and disasters are linked.

  • English,
  • case study
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Maximiser Les Benefices de L’approche “Travail Contre Rémunération”

  • process brief
  • French

Les leçons du projet EARLI de restauration des terres au Niger

Catholic Relief Services , Published by Practical Action on 11/07/12

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Maximising The Value of "Cash for Work"

  • process brief
  • English

Lessons from a Niger land recuperation project (CRS EARLI - Emergency Agricultural Recovery of Livelihoods Initiative)

Catholic Relief Services , Published by Practical Action on 06/06/12

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Permanent Shelter for Housing Infrastructure and Services Design

  • fact sheet
  • English

Providing a people first approach to housing, engaging with them to rebuild communities.

Published by Practical Action South Asia on 02/02/09

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Programme briefing - From Vulnerability to Resilience

Practical Action has developed a framework to guide work which helps people move from vulnerability to resilience. This summary explores the concept of resilience and proposes strategies to incorporate it into all aspects of programming.

  • research
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Putting people at the centre of reconstruction

This paper advocates that an inclusive and participatory approach, People-Centred Reconstruction (PCR) should be at the heart of all approaches to housing and livelihoods after disasters.

  • English,
  • practice
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Rainwater Harvesting during Reconstruction

  • fact sheet
  • English

Overview of RWH technologies and how they can be considered in the reconstruction process.

Martin Bounds, Published by Practical Action on 11/18/11

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Rebuilding Homes and Livelihoods

  • fact sheet
  • English

This technical brief includes general guidelines to follow before entering the housing and housing services reconstruction sector in Sri Lanka.

Published by Practical Action South Asia on 02/02/11

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Rebuilding in the aftermath of an earthquake

  • fact sheet
  • English

Taking local construction practices, skills, and needs into account when creating new settlements that will be sustainable and safe

Lucky Low, Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 01/01/11

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Seismic Resistant Retrofitting for Buildings

  • fact sheet
  • English

This document looks at low cost approaches to making existing housing safer.

Aimi Elias, Published by Practical Action on 02/02/11

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The construction of the timberless house model

A step by step guide with photographs and technical drawings

  • English,
  • guides and manuals
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Types of Toilet for Emergencies & Reconstruction

  • fact sheet
  • English

An overview of the types of toilets and different sewerage options available in a post-disaster context

Martin Bounds, Published by Practical Action on 08/02/08

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Understanding the Role of Remittances in Reducing Risk to Earthquakes

Final report of a research project looking at the relationship between migrant workers, remittances and disaster risk reduction. The research aims to determine links between remittances and safer building practices and how organizations can best communicate with migrant workers on risk reduction...

  • English,
  • project
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Water Treatment during Reconstruction

  • fact sheet
  • English

Overview of water treatment solutions suitable to a post-disaster context

Martin Bounds, Published by Practical Action on 03/26/12

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