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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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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
2013
This PDNA presents the findings of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) conducted in Nigeria following the floods in 2012, from a comprehensive assessment of economic and social impacts, and recommendations for recovery and long-term resilience.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Nigeria - government
2013
This report provides a detailed breakdown of economic losses and damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in the Seychelles, and the nearby islands of Praslin and La Digue, after heavy rains resulting from tropical cyclone Felleng on January 2013.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Seychelles - government
Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Tropical Cyclone Evan
2013
This PDNA takes stock of physical damage to property, infrastructure, and productive assets as well as to account for losses resulting from the disruption of economic flows brought on by the 2012 Tropical Cyclone Evan.
Fiji - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union Secretariat of the Pacific Community United Nations - Headquarters
EVALUATION DE L’ETAT DU BARRAGE, DES DIGUES, DU RESERVOIR ET DES STRUCTURES HYDRAULIQUES DU SYSTEME DE MAGA-LOGONE-VRICK
2012
This post-disaster needs assessment presents the damage caused by the 2012 floods in Cameroon and identifies and offers preliminary recommendations and short-and long-term recovery measures.
Cameroon - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
tropical storm sendong pdna
2012
This PDNA assesses 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.
Philippines - government
2012 Malawi Floods PDNA
2012
This assessment provides the recovery needs in the various sectors affected by the floods in Nsanje, Malawi. It 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
2012
This PDNA report presents a quantitative estimation of the impacts of the drought in Kenya on socioeconomic development, and recommendations for recovery and long-term resilience-building.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Kenya - government