The Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY): Build-Back-Better document is the government’s strategic plan to guide the recovery and rebuilding of the economy, lives, and livelihoods in the affected areas. It was published by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on December 13, 2013, just over a month after Typhoon Yolanda ravaged through central Philippines. It was designed to guide rapid action to address critical, immediate needs, as well as aid in the development and implementation of a full set of recovery and reconstruction interventions over the medium-term.