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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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2018
This report provides a detailed breakdown of the key affected sectors and the extent of damage sustained in the aftermath of Typhoon Damrey. It identifies the reconstruction and recovery needs, and recommends a clear recovery strategy. In view of the strong commitment by Khanh Hoa to engage in the disaster risk management program, this report is highly relevant in integrating disaster resilience into all development initiatives in order to minimize future climate risks in the province.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2018
The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the Federal Member States (FMS), the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia. Volume II of the DINA presents in depth the data collected and analyzed for each of the 18 sectors and cross-cutting themes.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Somalia - government
2018
The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS), with technical and financial support by the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia. Volume III of the DINA presents a breakdown of overall damages, losses and recovery needs by FMS and BRA, as well as sector-specific disaggregation of data. The FMS-level annexes serve an important purpose in capturing state-level needs, which will in turn inform the development of the Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF) to operationalize the findings of the DINA. The state-level findings have been validated by the FMS/BRA through a process of engagement and consensus-building.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Somalia - government
2018
This drought impact and needs assessment (DINA) was conducted using remote sensing technology to validate findings. This DINA goes beyond determining the damages, losses and resulting needs; it aims for a multi-sectoral, phased recovery strategy focused on strengthening resilience to future disasters and effectively preventing the cyclical risk of famine.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2017
This report assesses the scale of damage of the 2016 floods in Vietnam and lays the groundwork for effective recovery and reconstruction efforts in the five priority provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Viet Nam - government
2015
This Post-Flood and Landslide Needs Assessment (PFLNA) determines the impact of, and recovery and reconstruction needs following, the devastating floods that hit Myanmar in July and August 2015. The assessment was ley by the Government of Myanmar and supported by the European Union, United Nations agencies, the World Bank, and other development partners. The assessment adopted a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach for assessing disaster impacts and prioritizing recovery and reconstruction needs.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Myanmar - government
2016
The PDNA of the 2014 Pico do Fogo volcanic eruption aims at providing the country of Cabo Verde with an assessment based on an internationally accepted methodology for resource and partnership mobilization in order to effectively recover and reconstruct after a disaster event. It is the result of efforts made by the Government of Cabo Verde and its international partners.
ACP-EU Natural Disaster Facility Cabo Verde - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2015
The PDNA report indicates that the Malawi 2015 floods affected 1,101,364 people, displaced 230,000 and killed 106 people. The assessment focuses on medium to long term reconstruction and provides the guiding principles for recovery, including assessment of the damage, losses, and recovery and reconstruction strategies for each sector are provided in detailed sector.
Malawi - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2015
The report presents a comprehensive post disaster needs assessment exercise, launched simultaneously with response and relief efforts at the request of the Government of Nepal, with the objective to estimate damages and losses caused by the earthquake and to help identify recovery needs as well as strategy required for its implementation. The assessment exercise was led by the National Planning Commission (NPC) with assistance of more than 250 national and international experts who worked round the clock to produce this assessment covering 23 sectors in less than one month.
Nepal - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2013
This report provides a detailed breakdown of the sectors affected, economic losses and damages caused by severe flooding and landslides in the Seychelles, particularly in three districts on the southeast coast of Mahé (Au Cap, Pointe Larue, and Cascade), as well as on the nearby islands of Praslin and La Digue, after the heavy rains resulting from tropical cyclone Felleng on January 2013.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Seychelles - government
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Earthquake and Tsunami 2004 Indonesia Preliminary Damage and Loss Assessment
2005
This document represents a preliminary assessment of damages and losses in Indonesia due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami.
Indonesia - government
Gujarat Earthquake 2001 India Assessment Report
2001
This report is an assessment of damages and needs resulting from the earthquake that struck the state of Gujarat, India on January 26, 2001. The report provides a preliminary assessment of the damages, identifies the needs for reconstruction and recovery, and outlines a strategy for implementing a recovery program.
Asian Development Bank World Bank, the
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2000
This appraisal considers the consequences of the Hurricane Keith in Belize from 30 September to 1 October 2000. It appraises the macroeconomic and environmental effects and presents a sector by sector analysis leading to an overall assessment of the damage.
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
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2000
This document attempts to assess the cost of damages to the Mozambican economy, both at the sectoral level and overall from the flood and cyclone emergency of February -March 2000.
World Bank, 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
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
Bihar Kosi Flood Needs Assessment
2008
The objective of the Needs Assessment is: to guide the design and investment prioritization of the proposed Kosi Flood Recovery project; provide a damage overview in key sectors including water resources and flood management, roads and bridges, housing, agriculture, social, environmental, and health; to identify current recovery initiatives and progress made; and, to identify short, medium, and long-term needs and priority interventions.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority
2020
To support development of Puerto Rico’s short- and long-term recovery and resilience plan, experts conducted a comprehensive assessment of the commonwealth’s challenges and the damage caused by the 2017 hurricanes. They identified short- and longer-term needs for Puerto Rico to recover and to build resilience to future storms; economic, social, and environmental trends; and ongoing governance challenges. This report summarizes their work.
RAND Corporation
2020
On 6th December, the Government of Albania requested support from the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Bank to undertake a full and comprehensive Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to identify the damage, losses, and recovery needs arising from the earthquake. The tripartite partners provided financial and technical support to conduct the assessment in addition to the resources the government made available. 
World Bank, the European Union Albania - government United Nations Development Programme