Early Recovery Online Resource Center

“More than 6 000 users have visited the Early Recovery Online Resource Center since its launch in May 2016. The Center has become a reference for practitioners and academics in this field.” 


GCER led by UNDP, invested in the expertise and capacity of a larger community of practitioners ready to be deployed to the field to ensure the integration of the Early Recovery approach in the humanitarian preparedness and response, as well as to enhance the implementation of a rapid Early Recovery support to affected countries within the New Way of Working.

Aiming to support and to bring together Early Recovery experts, the EARLY RECOVERY ONLINE RESOURCE CENTER contains policy, guidance and tools pages, 23 UP-TO-DATE COUNTRY PAGES, CAPACITY BUILDING and training pages; and a library of around 900 DOCUMENTS available in 8 languages. Bringing together Early Recovery stakeholders, the Center has become a reference for practitioners and academics in this field.

In 2016, 27 Early Recovery Coordination mechanisms have been activated in countries in crisis and required experts to integrate or coordinate Early Recovery in the humanitarian response: Bangladesh, Burundi, CAR, Chad, DRC, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Gaziantep (Turkey), Haiti, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, oPt, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

To assess the integration of the Early Recovery approach at the global level, GCER conducted an analysis of Early Recovery in the 2015 and 2016 humanitarian response plans. The results showed that

In 2016, 49% of the projects presented in the humanitarian response plans are Early Recovery related; which represented 39% of overall funding requested.

This data shows the success of Early Recovery integration in all clusters throughout the humanitarian response paving the way for strengthening the humanitarian and development nexus in the elaboration and implementation of humanitarian interventions in crisis countries.