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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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2013
The Gender Sector Guidance aims to provide 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 - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
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. The guide streamlines and standardizes an assessment methodology, which would cover all sectors and maintain a balance between different aspects of recovery.
World Bank, the European Commission United Nations Development Group Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2010
Volume 2 guides the sectoral assessment team through the steps of conducting a Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA), and includes sample templates for determining damage and losses in each sector. It describes simplified procedures for estimating the value of destroyed physical assets and of changes or losses in the flows of the affected economy.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2010
This document is aimed at mainstreaming the methodology for disaster damage and loss assessment (DaLA). It provides indispensable reference material for training programs to build institutional capacity for damage and loss assessments at the national, regional and local levels as well as for the critical sectors that generally experience extensive damage and losses.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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Floods 2009 Central African Republic Joint Needs Assessment Report
2009
This joint needs assessment report provides estimates of the impacts and costs of reconstruction and recovery in Central African Republic following the 2009 floods in Bangui.
Central African Republic - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York) European Union United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters Agence Française de Développement
Floods 2009 Burkina Faso Assessment of Damage Loss and Construction Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Needs
2009
This post-disaster needs assessment provides estimates of the damages and losses, and the costs for reconstruction and recovery following the 2009 floods in Burkina Faso. 
Burkina Faso - government World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean European Union
Earthquake and Tsunami 2009 Samoa Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
2009
This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) draws upon the findings of various assessments carried out in the immediate aftermath of the disasters by the government, the Inter Agency Standing Committee cluster teams, and nongovernmental organizations, and presents estimates for loss and damage as a result of the 2009 earthquake and tsunami in Samoa.
Samoa - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Earthquake 2009 Bhutan Joint Rapid Assessment for Recovery Reconstruction and Risk Reduction
2009
This Joint Rapid Assessment presents preliminary cost estimates for loss and damage as a result of the 2009 Earthquake in Bhutan. It estimates recovery and reconstruction costs and identifies priorities for early recovery, reconstruction and disaster risk reduction, and a time-line for addressing them.
Bhutan - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters
Tropical Storm and Floods 2008 Yemen Damage Losses and Needs Assessment
2008
This report presents an estimation of the main effects of the disaster, including estimating (i) the value of physical assets that were totally or partially destroyed by the disaster; (ii) the losses in economic flows from the temporary absence of those assets; and (iii) the impact on economic development and social conditions.
Yemen - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Hurricane Fay Gustav Hanna and Ike (Cyclone) 2008 Haiti Post Disaster Needs Assessment -FR
2008
This Post Disaster Needs Assessment estimates the total damages and identifies immediate needs for rehabilitation and reconstruction in Haiti following the 2008 storms Gustav, Hanna, Ike and Fay.
Haiti - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters European Union
Floods 2008 Bolivia Assessment of the Accumulated and Additional Impact Caused by La Nina
2008
This Damage and Loss Assessment estimates total damage and losses caused by heavy rains that caused floods in Bolivia in 2007-2008
Bolivia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Cyclone Nargis 2008 Myanmar Post Nargis Joint Assessment
2008
This report describes the human loss and assessment of damage to physical assets, the subsequent losses sustained across all economic activities, and the impact of the disaster on both the national economy and household-level activities and well-being.
Myanmar - government Association of South East Asian Nations United Nations - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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2019
This Damage, Loss, and Needs Assessment (DLNA) of the Cyclone Fani in Odisha was conducted between 24 May and 4 June 2019 by Government of Odisha in collaboration with the United Nations, World Bank, and ADB. Covering the 14 affected districts in the state, it presents estimates of the damage, loss, and recovery needs across 15 sectors.
World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
DLNA Madagascar 2008
2008
In the wake of three consecutive cyclones striking Madagascar in 2008, the Government of Madagascar, together with international experts, undertook a comprehensive damage and loss and needs assessment to ascertain the extent of the damages caused by the storms, and to define a comprehensive and feasible recovery plan.
Madagascar - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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Typhoon Ketsana 2009 Lao PDR Damage Loss and Needs Assessment
2009
This PDNA addresses the damages and losses registered in a number of sectors impacted by Typhoon Ketsana, and identifies resource needs in the medium and longer term to address the urgent requirements for recovery and restoration of the livelihoods of the affected population
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government World Bank, the Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Association of South East Asian Nations Australian Agency for International Development Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Typhoon Ketsana 2009 Cambodia Post-Ketsana Disaster Needs Assessment Part I Main Report
2009
The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) evaluates the damages and losses registered in a number of sectors, affected by the Ketsana Typhoon, and addresses medium- and longer term needs for recovery, high-resilience reconstruction and sustainable restoration of livelihoods of the affected population.
Cambodia - government World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
El Salvador PDNA
2009
This assessment provides estimates of the impacts of floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in El Salvador in 2009, and the estimated costs of reconstruction and recovery.
El Salvador - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Floods 2009 Senegal Post Disaster Needs Assessment -FR
2009
This post-disaster needs assessment estimates the costs of recovery and reconstruction resulting from the impacts of the August 2009 floods in Dakar, Sengal.
Senegal - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
Floods 2009 Namibia Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)
2009
This Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) assesses the level of damage and losses incurred as a result of the flooding, and to provide a preliminary assessment of recovery and reconstruction options that could provide the affected population with a safer environment in the face of future natural events such as droughts and floods.
Namibia - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
Floods 2009 Central African Republic Joint Needs Assessment Report
2009
This joint needs assessment report provides estimates of the impacts and costs of reconstruction and recovery in Central African Republic following the 2009 floods in Bangui.
Central African Republic - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York) European Union United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters Agence Française de Développement
Floods 2009 Burkina Faso Assessment of Damage Loss and Construction Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Needs
2009
This post-disaster needs assessment provides estimates of the damages and losses, and the costs for reconstruction and recovery following the 2009 floods in Burkina Faso. 
Burkina Faso - government World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean European Union
Earthquake and Tsunami 2009 Samoa Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
2009
This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) draws upon the findings of various assessments carried out in the immediate aftermath of the disasters by the government, the Inter Agency Standing Committee cluster teams, and nongovernmental organizations, and presents estimates for loss and damage as a result of the 2009 earthquake and tsunami in Samoa.
Samoa - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Earthquake 2009 Bhutan Joint Rapid Assessment for Recovery Reconstruction and Risk Reduction
2009
This Joint Rapid Assessment presents preliminary cost estimates for loss and damage as a result of the 2009 Earthquake in Bhutan. It estimates recovery and reconstruction costs and identifies priorities for early recovery, reconstruction and disaster risk reduction, and a time-line for addressing them.
Bhutan - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters
Tropical Storm and Floods 2008 Yemen Damage Losses and Needs Assessment
2008
This report presents an estimation of the main effects of the disaster, including estimating (i) the value of physical assets that were totally or partially destroyed by the disaster; (ii) the losses in economic flows from the temporary absence of those assets; and (iii) the impact on economic development and social conditions.
Yemen - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies