Post-disaster community infrastructure rehabilitation and (re)construction guidelines

The aim of these guidelines is to promote a change in the approach to community infrastructure, informed by emerging practices. It capitalizes on the experiences and expertise gained by a number of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement actors in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and other recent events leading to substantial reconstruction. The scale and complexity of community infrastructure programming required from such events has generated significant learning, spanning technical, management and programming challenges, and has thus warranted a comprehensive reconsideration of the approach to be taken in developing and implementing similar interventions.