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Bailey et al. (2020) Peacebuilding and recovery in the culture in city reconstruction and recovery (CURE) framework: Technical notes. World Bank Group.

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Bailey, Laura E.; Wrobel, Robert. 2020. Peacebuilding and Recovery in the Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE) Framework : Technical Notes (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.


In 2018, the World Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) jointly issued a position paper on Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), reflecting the shared commitment of these two organizations to place culture at the forefront of the reconstruction and recovery of cities in post-conflict, post-disaster, and urban distress situations. The paper presented a new approach, the CURE Framework, intended to help practitioners integrate culture and cultural heritage into post-crisis recovery processes. The CURE Framework draws from existing frameworks and tools for reconstruction and recovery in urban settings. It seeks to knit together people-centered and place-based approaches to produce integrated policies that share a common cultural thread. This technical note provides background information, checklists, and entry points based on the relevant CURE guiding principles, of which the framework provides seven principles that are applied through the implementation of four phases.