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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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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 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.
Malawi - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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
Mozambique 2015 Floods PDNA
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
This document presents the findings of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) conducted in Nigeria following the floods in 2012, when heavy rains struck the entire country. The PDNA provides a comprehensive and thorough assessment of both economic and social impacts caused by the flooding, as well as recommendations for immediate recovery and long-term resilience building in the country.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Nigeria - government
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 document presents the findings of the drought Post-Disaster Needs Analysis (PDNA) conducted in Kenya. The assessment aims to develop a quantitative estimation of the impact of the drought on the socioeconomic development of Kenya and recommendations for immediate recovery and long-term resilience-building in the country.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Kenya - government
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
Solomon Islands Floods 2014 pdna
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