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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 - Environment
2017
The main objective of PDNA–Environment is to prepare a recovery strategy that guides the restoration of environment and natural resources damaged due to a disaster.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Governance
2014
The main purpose of this volume is to provide general guidance on conducting needs assessment and recovery planning for core government functions within the context of a PDNA.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Health
2014
This document provides guidance to national and international stakeholders involved in the health sector during Post Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA) processes and recovery planning.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Housing
2014
The objective of this guideline is to assist the government at all levels in understanding the effects and impact of the event on the Housing Sector and to improve the quality of outcomes from the recovery process in housing and settlement reconstruction.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Tourism
2014
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the tourism sector, and the estimation of post-disaster needs for recovery and reconstruction.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Water and Sanitation
2014
This chapter is intended primarily for members of the PDNA WASH Assessment Team to help them understand the scope of WASH assessments, the challenges and requirements of an Assessment Team and the limitations within which such assessments are being made.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Transport
2017
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the Transport Sector, and the estimation of post-disaster needs for recovery and reconstruction.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Telecommunications
2014
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the Telecommunications sector, and the estimation of post-disaster needs for recovery and reconstruction.
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - UNDP Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2013
This tool represents a harmonized and coordinated approach, providing for an objective, comprehensive and government-led assessment of the post disaster damages, losses and recovery needs, and paving the way for a consolidated recovery framework.
World Bank, the European Commission United Nations Development Group Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2010
This guideline illustrates how to derive financial needs for recovery and reconstruction, following a sector by sector damage and loss assessment. It also explains how to formulate a calendar of investments and identify distribution channels for funding.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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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
St Vincent and the Grenadines
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
tropical storm sendong pdna
2012
This PDNA aims to assess the damage, losses, and needs for recovery in key social, infrastructure, and productive sectors as a result of the tropical storm Sendong. Policy and program recommendations for governance and disaster risk reduction are also provided in this PDNA.
Philippines - government
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
2011 lao pdr pdna
2011
This report covers the damage and losses in key sectors following Typhoon Haima in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The report also provides a strategic framework for Disaster Risk Management and recovery.
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
thai floods pdna
2011
This report outlines the damage and loss estimates, social and economic impacts, and proposed strategies for resilient recovery and reconstruction planning in the aftermath of the 2011 Thailand Floods.
Thailand - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters
2011 Bhutan PDNA
2011
This Joint Rapid Assessment presents an overall assessment of the damage and loss following the 2011 earthquake in Bhutan. A framework for early recovery, reconstruction, and disaster risk reduction is also presented in the latter section of this Assessment.
Bhutan - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, 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 World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Sudan