Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Nov 25, 2013Rekindling Hopes, Rebuilding Lives: Time Critical Debris Management ProjectThe first of its kind in the Philippines, the Time Critical Debris Management Project was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project covered the towns of Laak, Montevista, Monkayo, Compostela, Mabini and New Bataan in Compostela Valley and Boston, Baganga, and Cateel in Davao Oriental. The project was able to integrate debris management into disaster preparedness measures, livelihood and skills development activities and solid waste management. It has assisted the affected areas in managing their debris - from clearing to proper disposal to engaging in productive livelihood ventures using the collected debris.

  • Support to Typhoon Recovery and Resilience in the Visayas: Programme DocumentJan 18, 2014Support to Typhoon Recovery and Resilience in the Visayas: Programme DocumentThis programme presents a comprehensive framework for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support to Typhoon Yolanda Recovery and Resilience in the Visayas region (TRRV). The programme takes into account differential impacts, vulnerabilities and capacities across the affected region and articulates an area-based approach around four programming hubs: Tacloban, Guiuan, Ormoc, and Roxas. It aims to meet some of the immediate early recovery needs of the affected people and to assist with critical recovery interventions to support the country in transitioning from early recovery to rehabilitation, while creating conditions for long-term recovery, resilience and sustainable development.

  • Jan 26, 2014Disaster risk reduction makes development sustainable: A Call for ActionThis document outlines the massive losses associated with disasters and emphasizes the need to include Disaster Risk Reduction in the post-2015 development agenda.

  • Support to Typhoon Recovery and Resilience in the VisayasMar 18, 2014Support to Typhoon Recovery and Resilience in the VisayasOnly two months after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) devastated one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, recovery efforts are in full swing. Millions remain displaced but many are returning home. The government and international community’s responses have been quick, while the people themselves are determined to rebuild their lives. By supporting this momentum now, we can help vulnerable people avoid falling deeper into poverty as a result of this disaster. Help given now could see more prosperous and resilient communities emerge along the path of destruction carved out by this super storm in November 2013. UNDP has already launched emergency employment and debris clearance efforts, but we are also looking to the future.

  • Dec 6, 2013UNDP Results: Typhoon Haiyan Early RecoveryIn the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP and its partners launched an early recovery programme, which began with emergency employment cash-for-work in debris and waste removal in the most affected areas.


UNDPs partnership on crisis prevention and recovery in the Philippines is aimed to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a secure and peaceful environment, especially for the poor and marginalized. It addresses conflict prevention and peace building; recovery; and small arms reduction, disarmament and demobilization.

Contact UNDP in the Philippines
Alma Evangelista

Team Leader
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Phone number: (632) 9010226
Fax Numbers: (632) 9010200, (632) 8897177