Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) is the government’s strategic plan to guide the recovery and reconstruction of the economy, lives, and livelihoods of people and communities in the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). It was published by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) on December 16, 2013, and launched two days later. According to NEDA Director-General and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, the plan aims to restore the economic and social conditions of the said areas at the very least to their pre-typhoon levels and to a higher level of disaster resilience.
The design of RAY and its estimated investment requirements are based on the results of the damage, loss and needs assessment using data from national government agency-led sector teams. In some cases, upward adjustments were made to fully reflect the costs of integrating disaster-resilient standards into the reconstruction needs for some sectors, as well as to address estimated income losses in agriculture enterprises, and to provide adequate social protection.
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