Urban area-based approaches (ABAs) in post-disaster contexts
Area-based approaches (ABAs) have gained traction in recent years among humanitarian aid agencies seeking to provide better responses in urban areas following a naturallytriggered disaster. This is in response to existing approaches that have struggled with the complexity of urban programming.
This guidance note presents ten principles for enacting post-disaster urban ABAs. 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. They are drawn from humanitarian action, and also good practice from developmental approaches that address chronic urban poverty.