This study provides insight into the successes and shortcomings of the response to women’s needs in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. In order to inform future action, this report highlights the importance of gender-responsive emergency response and long-term recovery processes. Finally, this study offers a resource to policymakers and practitioners for implementing and mainstreaming gender-responsive perspectives and policies.
Within the disaster recovery sector, no formal structure exists to standardize the disaster recovery process across agencies and organizations, creating confusion and coordination issues. This publication provides a review of current practices and challenges, particularly in the context of Asia and Latin America, to inform the development of a future Post Disaster Recovery Needs Assessment (PDNA) framework that will service to standardize disaster response efforts.