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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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2011 lesotho pdna
2011
This PDNA examines the social and economic damage caused by a series of extreme weather events between December 2010 and February 2011 in Lesotho. A disaster recovery framework with guiding principles for reconstruction and DRR programs is included.
Lesotho - government United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
2011 pakistan floods pdna
2011
This Damage and Needs Assessment provides a summary of the damage caused by the 2011 flood in Pakistan and what is necessary for recovery in each sector, including housing, education, and infrastructure.
Pakistan - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) Asian Development Bank (ADB) United Nations - Headquarters
2011
This report is the summary of a post disaster assessment of the areas most affected by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. The survey evaluates the damage caused, people's needs and goes on to describe what worked well concluding with key initial lessons learned.
SEEDS - Asia OYO International Corporation
2011 lao pdr pdna
2011
This report covers the damage and losses in key sectors following Typhoon Haima in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The report also provides a strategic framework for Disaster Risk Management and recovery.
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
thai floods pdna
2011
This report outlines the damage and loss estimates, social and economic impacts, and proposed strategies for resilient recovery and reconstruction planning in the aftermath of the 2011 Thailand Floods.
Thailand - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) United Nations - Headquarters
2011 Bhutan PDNA
2011
This Joint Rapid Assessment presents an assessment of the damage and loss following the 2011 earthquake in Bhutan. A framework for early recovery, reconstruction, and disaster risk reduction is also presented in the latter section of this Assessment.
Bhutan - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) United Nations - Headquarters
Floods 2010 Moldova Post Disaster Needs Assessment Main Report
2010
This assessment provides a clear analysis of the extent of the damage and losses caused by the 2010 floods and identifies financing needs required to formulate recovery actions, implement medium-term recovery plans and develop a long-term DRR strategy.
Moldova - government European Union World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR) United Nations - Headquarters
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 (GFDRR) Asian Development Bank (ADB) 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 (GFDRR) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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 (GFDRR) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean European Union

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