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close this bookRehabilitation and Reconstruction - 1st Edition (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - Disaster Management Training Programme - United Nations Development Programme , 1993, 47 p.)
close this folderPart 2 - Relationship to other stages of disaster management
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View the documentMitigation into reconstruction
View the documentReconstruction and development
View the documentReconstruction and preparedness plans
View the documentEmergency relief into rehabilitation
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Reconstruction should not be seen as an isolated activity. It is a unique opportunity to carry out other mitigation programs. Some of these are:

- implementation of construction codes
- land-use changes and zoning
- decentralization of critical facilities
- diversification of the economy

Reconstruction also has a direct link to development. Post-disaster planning must be carefully executed to avoid damaging development potential.

Reconstruction needs should be incorporated into preparedness plans for more efficient implementation of post-disaster programs. These preparedness plans should contain:

- assessment of vulnerability and risk
- improved standards of data collection
- evacuation and shelter plans
- resource inventories
- training components
- allocation of rehabilitation and reconstruction responsibilities
- supporting legislation
- social and economic surveys
- local participation