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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 - 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 United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters 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 - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the 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 World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
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, including analysing the effects and impact of a disaster, identifying recovery needs and creating a recovery strategy.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters 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, and to define the main lines of a recovery strategy that would incorporate DRR considerations.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union World Bank, the
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 - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the World Bank, the European Union
2019
The overall objective of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to put in place a standard mechanism for the States in undertaking a systematic and harmonized approach for conducting of post-disaster needs assessment as per the PDNA India tools developed by the Government of India. This SOP will, therefore, guide the State and its agencies in undertaking a post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) and in developing a recovery and reconstruction plan of actions to build back better
National Institute of Disaster Management (India)
2019
This manual describes how the rapid needs assessment(RNA) process is organized, activated and managed during disasters. It illustrates how assessment information is compiled and disseminated.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
2019
This document, Guidelines for Assessing the Human Impact of Disasters, has been developed as part of the PDNA guidelines, and similarly follows a people-centred, human-recovery approach.
World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
2019
This guide explains how to conduct a PDNA in Conflict Situations, and complements existing guidelines developed by the tripartite partnership to support post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning.
World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
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Drought Angola PDNA 2016
2016
This PDNA examines the impact of the prolonged drought from 2012 to 2016 in Angola on the three southern provinces Cunene, Namibe and Huíla. Key lines of intervention for the recovery strategy, including a recovery strategy for each of the three provinces, are provided in the later sections of the PDNA.
Angola - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Cyclone Pam PDNA
2015
This PDNA covers the damage, loss, and needs across various sectors following Tropical Cyclone Pam. Key issues and challenges regarding disaster risk management in Vanuatu are identified in the report.
Vanuatu - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Mozambique 2015 Floods PDNA
2015
This assessment evaluates the impact of heavy rain and flooding on Mozambique’s population and infrastructure. It also provides advice on flood recovery and long-term disaster resilience in the affected areas.
Mozambique - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Tblisi Needs Assessment
2015
This Assessment analyses the various key sectors affected by the flooding, while also providing recommendations for strengthening Georgia’s disaster risk management.
Georgia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Solomon Islands Floods 2014 pdna
2014
This assessment covers the damage, loss, and needs across various sectors after the 2014 floods in the Solomon Islands. A section of the assessment provides the next steps for Building and Strengthening Urban Resilience (BSURE) Strategy.
Solomon Islands - government Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2014 bosnia floods pdna
2014
The assessment provides an estimate of the related losses in the aftermath of the flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the loss of production, income, livelihood and employment. Guiding principles for disaster risk reduction and sustainable recovery, and a disaster risk management framework are included in this report.
Bosnia and Herzegovina - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2013
This report provides a rapid damage and loss assessment of the sectors affected by the intense flooding in December 2013– with a particular focus on infrastructure damage in order to inform the Government’s recovery, reconstruction and financial planning.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
saint lucia pdna
2013
This analysis provides an initial foundation for identifying and developing post-disaster recovery and reconstruction activities for Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2012 Malawi Floods PDNA
2012
This assessment provides the recovery, reconstruction, and Disaster Risk Reduction needs in the various sectors affected by the floods in Nsanje District. A section in the assessment provides recommended actions to improve the PDNA process in Malawi, and the guiding principles for the recovery framework.
Malawi - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2010 uganda drought pdna
2012
This assessment covers the losses and damage caused by the rainfall deficits, the priority and needs for recovery and reconstruction, and the proposed steps necessary for disaster risk management.
Uganda - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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2016 Malawi Drought PDNA
2016
This PDNA provides an analysis of the physical, socio-economic, and human impacts of the 2015-2016 drought in Malawi. The PDNA also analyzes the challenges faced and lessons learnt from the ongoing drought response and provides a section of recommendations for improved future drought resilience.
Malawi - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Drought Angola PDNA 2016
2016
This PDNA examines the impact of the prolonged drought from 2012 to 2016 in Angola on the three southern provinces Cunene, Namibe and Huíla. Key lines of intervention for the recovery strategy, including a recovery strategy for each of the three provinces, are provided in the later sections of the PDNA.
Angola - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Cyclone Pam PDNA
2015
This PDNA covers the damage, loss, and needs across various sectors following Tropical Cyclone Pam. Key issues and challenges regarding disaster risk management in Vanuatu are identified in the report.
Vanuatu - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Mozambique 2015 Floods PDNA
2015
This assessment evaluates the impact of heavy rain and flooding on Mozambique’s population and infrastructure. It also provides advice on flood recovery and long-term disaster resilience in the affected areas.
Mozambique - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Tblisi Needs Assessment
2015
This Assessment analyses the various key sectors affected by the flooding, while also providing recommendations for strengthening Georgia’s disaster risk management.
Georgia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Solomon Islands Floods 2014 pdna
2014
This assessment covers the damage, loss, and needs across various sectors after the 2014 floods in the Solomon Islands. A section of the assessment provides the next steps for Building and Strengthening Urban Resilience (BSURE) Strategy.
Solomon Islands - government Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2014 bosnia floods pdna
2014
The assessment provides an estimate of the related losses in the aftermath of the flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the loss of production, income, livelihood and employment. Guiding principles for disaster risk reduction and sustainable recovery, and a disaster risk management framework are included in this report.
Bosnia and Herzegovina - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Typhoon Yolanda PDNA
2013
This PDNA aims to assess the damage, losses, and needs for recovery in key social, infrastructure, and productive sectors as a result of typhoon Yolanda. A recovery strategy to be implemented in the short-term and long-term is also included.
Philippines - government
2013
This report provides a rapid damage and loss assessment of the sectors affected by the intense flooding in December 2013– with a particular focus on infrastructure damage in order to inform the Government’s recovery, reconstruction and financial planning.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
saint lucia pdna
2013
This analysis provides an initial foundation for identifying and developing post-disaster recovery and reconstruction activities for Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters