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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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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
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
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
This report of a Post-Incident Assessment conducted by KPMG LLP for the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), provides a review of the Government of Alberta’s support to stakeholders, emergency social services, and community evacuations during the May 2016 Wood Buffalo Wildfire (also known as the Horse River Wildfire) and its aftermath. 
KPMG International Government of Alberta
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
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
This report presents an economic impact assessment of the Boxing Day 2015 flooding on small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). It is aimed to support the evidence that the Calderdale Flood Commission collates to make recommendations to Government, the Council, the Environment Agency, the community and businesses, about the effects of recent flooding and lessons for possible future flooding. This report will assist policy makers and local stakeholders to take effective action based on what the community of SMEs needs to recover and continue to provide jobs, products and service for local communities.
University of Leeds
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
This report presents the results of a series of assessments undertook by Care International in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in three drought affected provinces between September and October 2015 in order to better understand the needs and capabilities of affected communities. In parallel to the needs assessments, CARE PNG did a rapid gender analysis on the differing impact of the drought on women, men, girls and boys. The key findings included in this report cover the next areas: food security, WASH, livelihoods, health, coping strategies and recovery challenges.
CARE International
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