Crisis prevention & recovery

UNDP supports communities in crisis situations particularly those affected by armed conflict and natural disasters. Our crisis prevention and recovery programmes are aimed at the development and implementation of conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting policies, plans and programmes, implementation of recovery and rehabilitation programmes in disaster/conflict-affected areas, and the strengthening of government-civil society collaboration for peacebuilding.


UNDP assistance in crisis-affected communities contribute to strengthening the capacities of claimholders and dutybearers to promote human rights, inclusivity, integrity, accountability and rule of law in governance, and in developing resilience and adaptive capacities to disasters.more

Peace Covenant

Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Luiza Carvalho, Resident Coordinator of United Nations and Ousmane Dione of World Bank in a ceremonial exchange of letters to launch the Facility for Advisory Support for Transition Capacities (FASTRAC) on April 29, 2013 at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao. (Photo: Toto Lozano)

Our Stories

  • Using salvaged lumber and other recycled debris from Typhoon Bopha, a villager in the Philippines' Compostela Valley participates in a UNDP programme to rebuild communities while bringing much-needed income. (Photo: RV Mitra/UNDP Philippines)

    After Philippines typhoon, clean-up brings recovery

    “I’m not a carpenter but I hope that these wood scraps that I gather can be used to rebuild the damaged school where my child usedmore

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  • School children in the ‘School of Peace’ in Manila de Bugabos, Agusan del Norte are taught about peace. (Photo: MP Duran/ UNDP Philippines)

    Schools of Peace: Antidote to culture of war, violence
     school children

    MANILA DE BUGABOS, Agusan del Norte – Joy Carol C. Ardecer teaches peace to Grade 1 pupils. This morning, the lesson plan in mathematics was aboutmore

Projects and Initiatives

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Debris disposal and management in areas affected by Typhoon Pablo

The project seeks to support the local authorities and disaster-affected communities to clear and manage the debris generated and brought about by Typhoon Bopha (locally named Pablo), thus reducing threat to lives, health risks, as well as enabling the entry of critical assistance and life-saving services. more

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Early Recovery and Rehabilitation for Central Mindanao (ERRCM) Project

The project seeks to contribute to the efforts of the national and local governments in facilitating the return/resettlement and early recovery of families displaced by the armed conflict in Mindanao. more

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Building Community Resilience and Strengthening Local Government Capacities for Recovery and Disaster Risk Management

The Resilience Project aims to contribute to national efforts to build community resilience and reduce vulnerability to natural hazards by enhancing capacities of local government units and other stakeholders towards good governance in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. more

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Contact UNDP in the Philippines
Alma Evangelista

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

Featured Publications
Guidebook on Conflict-Sensitive and Peace- Promoting Local Development Planning

A practical guidebook for local governments to build development plans through a peace lens, it aims to familiarize leaders with a peace and development perspective and the human-security framework. It also serves as a user-friendly tool for officials to ensure development plans are conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting.

Managing Performance in Peacebuilding: Framework for Conflict-Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation

A product of extensive discussions with key stakeholders, this framework draws on years of experience in conflictaffected and vulnerable communities to provide a set of principles, objectives, tools, and reports for conflict-senstive
monitoring and evaluation and peace-based performance management.

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