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Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA)
ILO teams assess damage wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Tacloban in the Philippines
ILO response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), November 2013, Tacloban, Philippines ILO teams assess damage wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Tacloban in the Philippines. This assessment work is helping to inform an emergency employment programme
Marcel Crozet / International Labour Organization

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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2015
This Rapid Damage and Impact Assessment was prepared following the devastating impacts of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015, to provide the Dominican government with a quantitative basis to design and build a comprehensive recovery strategy.
Organization of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Dominica - government
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
2015
This report describes in detail the damages, impact and strategy to rebuild and to rehabilitate better and safer the city of Chitral which was hit by worst floods during July-August 2015.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority
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
Evaluation rapide conjointe suite à la catastrophe des 9-10 février 2014 aux alentours de Bujumbura
2014
The objective of this assessment is to determine the risk factors, damage and activities to contribute to the rehabilitation, reconstruction and safeguards of infrastructure following the floods of February 9-10, 2014 in Burundi.
Burundi - government European Union African Development Bank World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York) World Food Programme Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters International Organization for Migration
2014 bosnia floods pdna
2014
The assessment provides estimates of losses in the aftermath of flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the loss of production, income, livelihood and employment. It includes guiding principles for disaster risk reduction and sustainable recovery.
Bosnia and Herzegovina - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Cyclone Evan 2012 Samoa PDNA
2013
This post-disaster needs assessment report on Cyclone Evan was prepared in 2013 by the Government of Samoa in collaboration with international partners.
Samoa - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Asian Development Bank Australian Agency for International Development New Zealand Agency for International Development
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