STANDARD GUIDELINE FOR RURAL HOUSING IN DISASTER PRONE AREAS OF BANGLADESH
The guidelines maintained coherence with other existing policies in country like Sixth Five Year Strategic Plan, Seventh Five Year Strategic Plan, National Housing Policy: embankments, water and sanitation, livelihoods creation in rural areas, climate change, land management, forestry management, engagement of (I) NGOs etc.
The Guideline considered as part of the consultation process about the Bangladesh context of growing economy and growing household income levels, so disaster response has to foster the development agenda. These guidelines also recognize the need to develop clear standards and examples of resilient technologies. Based on Disaster Management Policies, the Disaster Management Act, in particular to housing, lessons learned and policy formulation since cyclone Sidr, Rural Poverty Alleviation Policies, Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action 2009, reviewed in developing the guidelines.
International documents like Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Sphere Standards for definition of what is adequate housing with required standards, Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and many others also reviewed and adjusted with view of country context and needs. These guidelines emphasis on core and technical standards for disaster preparation, response and early recovery work of the international sheltering community: Shelter Cluster etc.: both policies as practical standards and guidelines.
- Publisher: Housing and Building Research Institute Download