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Review of existing empirical post-disaster recovery evaluations

Project Member(s): Ryan, R.

Funding or Partner Organisation: The Australia and New Zealand School of Government Ltd (Australia and New Zealand School of Government Limited)

Start year: 2015

Summary: The purpose of the paper is to review existing empirical evaluations of post-disaster recovery. The review focuses on operational material and other ‘grey literature’ from disasters that have occurred in Australia and internationally. A typology is developed to categorise the disaster events including whether evaluations were undertaken, what methods were used and whether the evaluations focused on the processes or outcomes of the recovery program. The findings from the research identify potentially useful methods for program managers looking to evaluate post-disaster recovery efforts and may inform the development of a national post-disaster evaluation framework.

Keywords: post disaster recovery, evaluation, literature review

FOR Codes: Public Policy, Government and Politics not elsewhere classified