Post-Disaster Action Planning | Asian Development Bank

Post-Disaster Action Planning

Publication | January 2010
Post-Disaster Action Planning

The enormous damage caused by the 2004 tsunami and the 2005 earthquake in Nias Island, Indonesia, required rapid planning leading into practical and user-friendly action plans for reconstruction.


  • Rapid development of a series of pragmatic subdistrict action plans embedded in spatial frameworks was needed to prioritize and direct post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts after the 2004 tsunami and 2005 earthquake on the island of Nias, Indonesia.
  • Speedy and accurate data collection and analysis by small teams in consultation with communities and local governments, and simple presentations of results led to a high level of demand for and uptake of the plans.
  • The plans provided a template for effective post-disaster responses and continue to be used by local governments for their development and budget planning.