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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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2010
This report focuses on an assessment of damage and medium- to long-term reconstruction costs. It suggests governance and institutional arrangements for implementing the reconstruction program along with an overview of cross-cutting approaches that should be taken into consideration, including social and environmental aspects, and disaster risk management and climate change considerations.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Asian Development Bank Pakistan - government
Floods 2010 Benin Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
2010
This assessment is aimed to identify the structural causes of the floods and develop medium and long term effective flood-reduction strategies, focusing mainly on the areas of agriculture, food security, nonagricultural livelihoods, and urban environment.
Benin - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
haiti 2010 earthquake pdna
2010
This document presents a multi-sector review of damage and losses incurred following the earthquake on January 12, 2010 and an action plan for the identification of needs for recovery and rebuilding the country in the short, medium, and long term.
Haiti - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean European Union
2010
This document presents key findings from consultations with the children and youth undertook to hear their ideas and priorities for the country’s reconstruction as they are among the most vulnerable groups affected by the disaster, and as many of them have already mobilized to support their communities in the response and taken on strong leadership roles.
Plan International
PDNA 2010 Floods Togo
2010
This post-disaster needs assessment is intended to conduct a socio-economic analysis to assess the damage, losses and reconstruction needs after the 2010 floods in Togo.
Togo - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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 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
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 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 damage and losses incurred as a result of 2009 floods, and provides an assessment of recovery and reconstruction options that could provide resilience to future 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