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Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA)
ILO teams assess damage wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Tacloban in the Philippines

A Post-Disaster Needs Assessment and Recovery Framework (PDNA/RF) together comprise an approach to harmonize the assessment, analysis and prioritization of damages, losses and needs by a range of stakeholders (United Nations agencies and programmes, the World Bank, donors, non-governmental organizations) in support of the national government.

PDNA is a government-led exercise, with integrated support from the United Nations, the European Commission, the World Bank and other national and international actors. A PDNA pulls together information into a single, consolidated report, information on the physical impacts of a disaster, the economic value of the damages and losses, the human impacts as experienced by the affected population, and the resulting early and long-term recovery needs and priorities.

A Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) encompasses two perspectives: (i) the valuation of physical damages and economic losses; and, (ii) the identification of human recovery needs based on information obtained from the affected population. These perspectives are integrated into a single assessment process to support the identification and selection of response options covering recovery interventions from early- to long-term recovery in a Recovery Framework (RF).

A PDNA should commence as soon as possible after the disaster onset, ideally within the first weeks. A first objective for the PDNA is to support the elaboration of the Recovery Framework in time for the revision of a humanitarian flash appeal - normally within five to six weeks following the onset of a disaster. This provides the foundation for more in-depth assessments, ongoing recovery and transition to development as the Recovery Framework continues to be more fully elaborated. Needs identified by the PDNA beyond national capacity may be used as an evidence base for the mobilization of further international resources in support of recovery, e.g. in connection with an international donor conference in response to the disaster.

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PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Manufacturing
2014
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the manufacturing sector, following the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) methodology.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) European Union
2013
The Gender Sector Guidance provides practical advice to national and international gender experts participating in PDNAs on how to facilitate the identification and integration of gender equality issues across sectors and across the elements of the PDNA.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) European Union
2017
This section of the PDNA Handbook describes the manner in which macroeconomic disaster impact may be estimated on based on quantification of the destruction of assets and disruption of socio-economic activities caused by disasters of any kind and origin.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
2012
This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) guidance supports DRR assessment from a broader perspective for recovery planning and response, focusing on DRR and BBB-related policies, institutions, practices that are not covered by other sectoral assessments
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Commerce
2017
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the trade or commerce sector, using the time-proven PDNA methodology.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) World Bank, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Culture -EN
2017
This guidance complements the Volume A Guidelines of the PDNA methodology, and aims to assist in carrying out a PDNA of culture sector in order to conduct an integrated assessment of the impacts of disaster effects on the sector.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) European Union World Bank, the
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry
2017
This chapter is part of the PDNA Guidelines Volume B for the Productive Sector. It provides guidance for those working in the Agricultural Sector on conducting a post-disaster needs assessment.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Community Infrastructure
2017
This guide is intended to support and facilitate post disaster recovery of community infrastructure.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Employment, Livelihood and Social Protection
2017
This chapter provides general guidance on conducting post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) and recovery planning for Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection (ELSP).
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Education
2017
This chapter provides guidance on the process and components of a PDNA for the Education Sector.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) European Union
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Post Cyclone Gombe Mozambique
2022
Tropical Cyclone Gombe, in March 2022, caused floods in Mozambique that damaged fishing and agriculture-based livelihoods. This report assesses the damage and identifies the most urgent needs with regard to the food and agriculture sector.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
Sudan  Rapid PDNA 2021
2021
This rapid assessment outlines key actions needed for recovery from the 2020 floods in Sudan. The report documents the immense scale and damage of the floods and highlights the importance of preparedness to reduce the impacts and damages of future floods.
Sudan - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Sudan
St vincent and grenadines pdna cover
2021
These documents present the background, context, effects, impact, recovery needs and recovery strategy of the devastation of the La Soufrière Volcanic Eruption on St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) within the context of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - government World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) European Union
Post-Disaster Needs Assessment in Haiti Earthquake of 14 august 2021 in the southern peninsula
2021
This executive summary presents the data collection work undertaken from August 30 to September 22, 2021 after the earthquake that hit Haiti on 14 August 2021 as well as their analysis carried out under the coordination of the MPCE.
Haiti - government World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters
Timor-Leste PDNA Cyclone Seroja Sectoral Report
2021
This document provides an assessment of the floods and landslides damage caused by the 2021 Cyclone Seroja and needs of the affected people in Timor-Leste to inform the country's long term post-floods recovery efforts across multiple sectors.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) Timor-Leste - government United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) United Nations - Headquarters World Bank, the
2020
This report summarizes a comprehensive assessment of the commonwealth’s challenges and the damage caused by the 2017 hurricanes to support development of Puerto Rico’s short- and long-term recovery and resilience plan,
RAND Corporation
Croatia December 2020 Earthquake RDNA
2020
This report provides a structured account of the sectoral, economic, and social impact of the earthquakes which struck Croatia between December 2020 and January 2021. It highlights key findings and provides recommendations for recovery and reconstruction.
Croatia - government World Bank, the
Croatia Earthquake PDNA
2020
This rapid damage and needs assessment report presents estimates for damage, loss, reconstruction and recovery from the March 2020 earthquake in Croatia, and supports recovery strategy planning and development of necessary frameworks for reconstruction.
Croatia - government World Bank, the
Vanuatu PDNA 2020
2020
The Vanuatu TC Harold and COVID-19 PDNA estimates the total compound impacts of TC Harold and COVID-19, identifies and quantifies needs across sectors, and supports the development of the Vanuatu Recovery Strategy 2020-2023.
Vanuatu - government United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) World Bank, the Australian Agency for International Development Overseas Development Institute
BRDNA
2020
This Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) estimates the impact on the population, physical assets, infrastructure and service delivery, following the explosions in the Port of Beirut in August 2020.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) European Union

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