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Disaster Recovery Toward Attaining Sustainable Development Goals

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The word “recovery” incepted from Anglo-French “recoverie” since mid-14C which was defined to “return to health” (online etymology dictionary). Besides health science, it is used in technology, infrastructure, business, etc. to return back to previous stage. Disaster impacts in multi-sectors and disaster recovery means to recover the disrupted living conditions of disaster-affected people, restore the damaged physical assets, and rehabilitate the associated social and economic conditions. It is a process in which an individual or a community prepares for the post-disaster management including formulation of policies, regulations, plan, and strategies, provisioning of resources based on need assessment, and effectively implementing the interventions during emergency, recovery, and longer-term restoration. Recovery is the action of the restoration or revitalization of economic, physical, social, cultural, and environmental assets of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nepal Open UniversityLalitpurNepal
  2. 2.National Disaster Risk Reduction CenterKathmanduNepal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ranjit Voola
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Sydney Business SchoolThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia