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dc.contributor.authorZuo, Kelvin
dc.contributor.authorPotangaroa, Regan
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-09T23:54:49Z
dc.date.available2015-04-09T23:54:49Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2721
dc.description.abstractThe need to involve communities in post disaster reconstruction is seen as an imperative for sustainable if not ‘sensible’ post disaster reconstruction. One contractual approach is the use of community contracts. Such approaches seek to facilitate an integrated process whereby communities identify and prioritise their ‘problems’, set out agreements and then action plans to be realised through the guidance and technical assistance of the implementing agencies (e.g. NGOs, UN agencies, government authorities). The obvious advantage of a community contract approach is realised through community empowerment ensuring both social and economic accountability. The community and beneficiaries in community contracts are at the centre of the decision-making process, which should foster a deeper sense of ownership and consequent long-term maintenance and sustainability. Nonetheless, in practice such an approach seemingly runs counter to the reality within implementing teams. Why are there such barriers? This paper reviews the origin and theoretical background of the community contracts approach and researches these barriers based on a pattern and clustering analysis of structured interviews of members of a significant implementing team in Port‐au‐Prince Haiti in 2012 to examine the apparent gap between an ‘attractive’ theoretical approach and its perhaps not so ‘attractive’ implementation. Possible barriers were identified by interview responses and were subsequently summarised and discussed in terms of ‘value adding’ from timely decision making, process integration, knowledge integration, and value generation aspects.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisher6th International i-Rec Conferenceen_NZ
dc.subjectPort-au-Prince (Haiti)en_NZ
dc.subjectHaitien_NZ
dc.subject2012en_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity contractsen_NZ
dc.subjectpost-disaster reconstructionen_NZ
dc.subjectdisaster reliefen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity participationen_NZ
dc.titleThe barriers to a community contracts approach in post-disaster reconstructionen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationZuo, K., Potangaroa, R., and Wilkinson, S. (2013). The barriers to a community contracts approach in post-disaster reconstruction. In Duyne J. (Ed.)(Ed.), 6th International i-Rec Conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: From Recovery to Risk Reductionen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.title6th International i-Rec Conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: From Recovery to Risk Reductionen_NZ
unitec.conference.title6th International i-Rec Conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: From Recovery to Risk Reductionen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationCentro Stefano Franscini Ascona, Switzerlanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2013-05-26
unitec.conference.edate2013-05-30
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms55688en_NZ


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