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LESSONS:

Pakistan: Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project

sector: Education, Energy, Health, Public Sector Management, Transport | country: Pakistan

The project completion report (PCR) identified a few important lessons from the project. The importance of having a lead institution in a disaster?response situation could allow transparent reconstruction, and help in establishing the government’s commitment and credibility in mobilizing resources. Also, any large-scale reconstruction would require clear delineation of the mandates of various levels of government, to provide structure and clarity. To the extent possible, the provincial and regional governments and concerned agencies should be provided with the capacity to perform their mandated roles. In addition, this validation draws attention to the integrated approach to disaster recovery operations beyond infrastructure restoration to also include activities directed at restoring livelihood and improving the resilience of infrastructure and economic activity to disasters.

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