Managing the Transition: Supporting Early Recovery and Linking Relief to Development

This thematic brief presents the main challenges in early recovery efforts as international aid actors try to
link relief to development. The brief begins with a general discussion of early recovery that examines the
main background concepts of early recovery, the importance that international aid actors place on early
recovery as an approach to linking relief to development, and the related challenges. The brief then
presents a case study of early recovery on Somalia.