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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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PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Manufacturing
2014
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the manufacturing sector, following the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) methodology.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
2013
The Gender Sector Guidance provides practical advice to national and international gender experts participating in PDNAs on how to facilitate the identification and integration of gender equality issues across sectors and across the elements of the PDNA.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
2017
This section of the PDNA Handbook describes the manner in which macroeconomic disaster impact may be estimated on based on quantification of the destruction of assets and disruption of socio-economic activities caused by disasters of any kind and origin.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2012
This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) guidance supports DRR assessment from a broader perspective for recovery planning and response, focusing on DRR and BBB-related policies, institutions, practices that are not covered by other sectoral assessments
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Commerce
2017
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the trade or commerce sector, using the time-proven PDNA methodology.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the World Bank, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Culture -EN
2017
This guidance complements the Volume A Guidelines of the PDNA methodology, and aims to assist in carrying out a PDNA of culture sector in order to conduct an integrated assessment of the impacts of disaster effects on the sector.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union World Bank, the
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry
2017
This chapter is part of the PDNA Guidelines Volume B for the Productive Sector. It provides guidance for those working in the Agricultural Sector on conducting a post-disaster needs assessment.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Community Infrastructure
2017
This guide is intended to support and facilitate post disaster recovery of community infrastructure.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Employment, Livelihood and Social Protection
2017
This chapter provides general guidance on conducting post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) and recovery planning for Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection (ELSP).
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Education
2017
This chapter provides guidance on the process and components of a PDNA for the Education Sector.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
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Marshall Islands 2016
2017
This report is a rapid socio-economic assessment of the sectors impacted by the 2015-2016 drought in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This assessment is the first PDNA of a drought in the Pacific.
Marshall Islands - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Cyclone Winston PDNA
2016
This PDNA covers the damage and losses across various sectors following Tropical Cyclone Winston that struck Fiji in 2016. A summary of recovery, reconstruction, and resilience needs are included in the report.
Fiji - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2016 seychelles pdna
2016
This PDNA provides a comprehensive assessment of the impact of Tropical Cyclone Fantala, which hit the Seychelles’ Outer Islands in 2016. A recovery strategy, which functions as an outline for a country-led recovery process, is included in this report.
Seychelles - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Sri Lanka 2016 PDNA
2016
This PDNA covers the damage and losses across various sectors following heavy rainfall and flooding in Vietnam in 2016. A recovery strategy proposing a long-term plan to strengthen the country’s preparedness for future disasters.
Sri Lanka - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Grenadines Floods 2016
2016
This report provides a rapid damage and loss assessment of the affected sectors to inform the Government ’s recovery, reconstruction, and financial planning. It also includes short- and medium-term recommendations designed to further incorporate disaster risk reduction and management into land use and physical planning decision-making processes.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2016 Malawi Drought PDNA
2016
This PDNA provides an analysis of the physical, socio-economic, and human impacts of the 2015-2016 drought in Malawi. The PDNA also analyzes the challenges faced and lessons learnt from the ongoing drought response and provides a section of recommendations for improved future drought resilience.
Malawi - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Drought Angola PDNA 2016
2016
This PDNA examines the impact of the prolonged drought from 2012 to 2016 in Angola on the three southern provinces Cunene, Namibe and Huíla. Key lines of intervention for the recovery strategy, including a recovery strategy for each of the three provinces, are provided in the later sections of the PDNA.
Angola - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Cyclone Pam PDNA
2015
This PDNA covers the damage, loss, and needs across various sectors following Tropical Cyclone Pam. Key issues and challenges regarding disaster risk management in Vanuatu are identified in the report.
Vanuatu - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Tblisi Needs Assessment
2015
This Assessment analyses the various key sectors affected by the flooding, while also providing recommendations for strengthening Georgia’s disaster risk management.
Georgia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2014 bosnia floods pdna
2014
The assessment provides an estimate of the related losses in the aftermath of the flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the loss of production, income, livelihood and employment. Guiding principles for disaster risk reduction and sustainable recovery, and a disaster risk management framework are included in this report.
Bosnia and Herzegovina - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters