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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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Tropical Storm and Floods 2008 Yemen Damage Losses and Needs Assessment
This report presents an estimation of the main effects of the disaster, including estimating (i) the value of physical assets that were totally or partially destroyed by the disaster; (ii) the losses in economic flows from the temporary absence of those assets; and (iii) the impact on economic development and social conditions.
Yemen - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Cyclone Nargis 2008 Myanmar Post Nargis Joint Assessment
This report describes the human loss and assessment of damage to physical assets, the subsequent losses sustained across all economic activities, and the impact of the disaster on both the national economy and household-level activities and well-being.
Myanmar - government Association of South East Asian Nations United Nations - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Earthquake 2006 Indonesia Preliminary Damage and Loss Assessment
This report presents a preliminary assessment of the damage and losses caused by the May 2006 earthquake that struck Yogyakarta and Central Java.
Indonesia - government
Floods 2005 Guyana Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment
The objective of this report is to provide a preliminary assessment of the damage incurred with a special focus on reconstruction needs likely to emerge once the relief phase is over. Its aim is to provide donors with an initial assessment of possible intervention needs within six months to a year following the emergency created by the floods.
World Bank, the
Tsunami 2004 Sri Lanka Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment
This report outlines a preliminary estimate of the damage and needs resulting from the widespread coastal destruction caused by the 2004 tsunami by first evaluating the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the disaster and then summarizing the damage and needs by sector.
Asian Development Bank Japan Bank For International Cooperation World Bank, the
Tsunami 2004 Maldives Impact and Recovery Joint Needs Assessment
This report provides details of the physical damage and human suffering caused by the 2004 tsunami, the recovery strategy, and financing needs.
World Bank, the Asian Development Bank United Nations - Headquarters
Tsunami 2004 India Tsunami Recovery Program Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment
This report provides an assessment of damages and needs resulting from the tsunami that struck the eastern and southwestern coast of India as well as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on December 26, 2004.
Asian Development Bank World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters
Hurricane Ivan 2004 Grenada Preliminary Assessment of Damage
This report is filed as a preliminary assessment of the direct damage caused during Hurricane Ivan.
World Bank, the
Earthquake and Tsunami 2004 Indonesia Preliminary Damage and Loss Assessment
This document represents a preliminary assessment of damages and losses in Indonesia due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami.
Indonesia - government
Gujarat Earthquake 2001 India Assessment Report
This report is an assessment of damages and needs resulting from the earthquake that struck the state of Gujarat, India on January 26, 2001. The report provides a preliminary assessment of the damages, identifies the needs for reconstruction and recovery, and outlines a strategy for implementing a recovery program.
Asian Development Bank World Bank, the