Reconstruction of Ukraine: Lessons from Indonesia

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One of the largest earthquakes in the Indian Ocean, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, occurred on December 26, 2004 and triggered a tsunami that caused damage and killed more than 220,000 people in 14 countries.

99% of the human losses occurred in the province of Aceh, which is located in the west of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. In a radius of 2–3 km from the coastline, almost everything was washed into the ocean. As a result of the disaster, >80% of the GDP of Aceh and Nias Island was lost.

Read about the consequences of the earthquake, the impact of recovery policies and the institution that was called to coordinate the reconstruction and return to life of the affected areas of Indonesia in the study.