Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material

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Title: Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material
Authors: Ryan, Roberta
Wortley, Liana
Ní Shé, Éidín
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8195
Date: Dec-2016
Abstract: This paper reviews evaluations of post-disaster recovery efforts. The focus is on operational material and other ‘grey literature’ from disasters that have occurred in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. We develop a typology that categorises disaster events and includes whether evaluations were undertaken; the methods used; and whether the evaluations focused on the processes or outcomes of the recovery program. The review finds a lack of evaluation of post-disaster recovery. Where evaluations have been conducted, they are mostly process- rather than outcomes-based. There is a need for guidance for post-disaster recovery programs to support evaluation practice to determine the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of post-disaster recovery interventions. There is significant investment in post-disaster recovery programs, with little known of their effectiveness. This review identifies useful case studies and methods to evaluate post-disaster recovery efforts, and informs the development of a national post-disaster evaluation framework.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Journal: ANZSOG Evidence Base
Volume: 1
Issue: 4
Start page: 1
End page: 33
Copyright (published version): 2016 The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Keywords: DisasterPost-disasterEvaluation
Other versions: https://journal.anzsog.edu.au/publications/41/EvidenceBase2016Issue4Version1.pdf
https://journal.anzsog.edu.au/publications
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Research Collection

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