Urban area-based approaches in post-disaster contexts

The Stronger Cities Initiative is a consortium of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and World Vision International (WVI), with technical advice provided by David Sanderson, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia. The purpose of the Initiative is to produce practical field-tested guidance for humanitarian organisations working in urban conflict, displacement, and natural-hazard settings. This guidance note presents ten principles for enacting area-based approaches in urban areas following a rapid-onset naturally triggered disaster. The principles are organised according to the project management cycle (assessment and design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation) and are intended for use by humanitarian aid agencies.