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10 Years after the Tsunami in Aceh: Rebuilding Better from Disaster

On December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami fanned across the Indian Ocean, striking 14 countries, including Indonesia. Aceh, the country’s northernmost province, was hardest hit with 220,000 people dead or missing and over a half million left homeless. Towns were decimated and infrastructure was left in shambles. The final damage estimate was $6.2 billion.

The Government of Indonesia stepped in to lead the reconstruction process and established the Agency for the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Aceh and Nias (BRR) as assistance poured in from around the world. The World Bank Group, along with other international donors, supported the effort through the $700 million-dollar Multi Donor Fund for Aceh and Nias.

Ten years later, a panel reflected on what was lost and what was learned from the experience of rebuilding Aceh back better.

Read the chat below!

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Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Chief Institutional Economist & Former Governance Advisor in Indonesia, The World Bank

Managing Director of Operations, World Bank

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