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Financing Community Resilience: A handbook to support the governance, design and delivery of cash transfers in emergency response and recovery

This handbook provides guidance on the governance, development, delivery and close out of cash transfers within a response/recovery programme. For those in positions of leadership within the wider or...

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Resource: Guide

A city rebuilds: The Recover Canterbury story

This document brings together the story and the lessons of Recover Canterbury – an organisation that was pivotal in the survival and re-establishment of the Canterbury business community following a...

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Resource: Reports

Follow-up audit: Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

In November 2013, the Office of the Auditor General examined how the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Christchurch City Council were managing the rebuild...

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Resource: Reports

Christchurch recovery – The Vodafone New Zealand Canterbury Fund

In 2011, the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, in partnership with the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust (or the Prime Ministers Fund) launched the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. This short fi...

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Resource: Video

Disaster recovery: Guidelines for finance managers

These guidelines outline the important financial management lessons identified across CERA’s five year existence. Chief Financial Officers working in a disaster recovery environment may wish to cons...

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Resource: Guide

Considerations for finance managers: Lessons identified from the Canterbury earthquake rebuild

These lessons about financial management were identified through the repair and rebuild of horizontal and vertical infrastructure in greater Christchurch. A Chief Financial Officer or finance manager...

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Resource: Case Study

CERA’s Horizontal Infrastructure Programme: Financial management and guidelines for future recovery practitioners

The horizontal infrastructure rebuild was one of the most risk-prone recovery programmes in the Christchurch recovery effort. The following guidelines, which can be read alongside Disaster recovery: G...

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Resource: Guide

Funding the recovery: The CERA perspective

The total cost of the Canterbury rebuild has been estimated at NZD$40 billion across the public and private sectors. This short narrative describes funding the recovery from the experience of the Can...

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Resource: Narrative

Disaster recovery: Checklist for finance managers

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was not the only central government funder of the recovery effort. However, as the lead recovery agency, it kept a broad perspective over the variou...

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Resource: Guide