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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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Cyclone Evan 2012 Samoa PDNA
2013
This post-disaster needs assessment report on Cyclone Evan was prepared in 2013 by the Government of Samoa in collaboration with international partners.
Samoa - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Asian Development Bank Australian Agency for International Development New Zealand Agency for International Development
Bihar Kosi Flood Needs Assessment
2008
The objective of the Needs Assessment is: to guide the design and investment prioritization of the proposed Kosi Flood Recovery project; provide a damage overview in key sectors including water resources and flood management, roads and bridges, housing, agriculture, social, environmental, and health; to identify current recovery initiatives and progress made; and, to identify short, medium, and long-term needs and priority interventions.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority
2020
On 6th December, the Government of Albania requested support from the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Bank to undertake a full and comprehensive Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to identify the damage, losses, and recovery needs arising from the earthquake. The tripartite partners provided financial and technical support to conduct the assessment in addition to the resources the government made available. 
World Bank, the European Union Albania - government United Nations Development Programme
2019
The objective of the PDNA was to quantify the damage and loss resulting from the effects of heavy rains, floods and strong winds associated with Tropical Cyclone Idai, and to estimate the recovery and reconstruction needs.
World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Malawi - government
2019
The Zimbabwe Rapid Impact and Needs Assessment (RINA) is an effort to assess and quantify cyclone recovery and resilience building needs across ten sectors (transport, agriculture, housing, environment, water supply and sanitation, health, disaster risk management, education, energy, and displacement).
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Zimbabwe - government
2019
This report summarizes the identified damage, loss and recovery needs across 16 socio-economic sectors in the affected provinces and discusses a recovery strategy that will be further developed by the Cabinet for the Reconstruction of Post-Cyclone Idai, already established by the Government of Mozambique.
World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters Mozambique - government African Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2015
This Rapid Damage and Impact Assessment report was prepared by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica following the devastating impacts of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015. It was undertaken jointly with technical support from the World Bank in close conjunction with other development partners and international organizations.  
Organization of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Dominica - government
2018
This PDNA report describes the human losses, the damage to physical assets, the losses sustained across several economic activities, and the impact of three disaster events on the provincial and national economies, including Tropical Storm Son-Tinh on July 18–19, followed by flash flooding on July 23–24, and Tropical Storm Bebinca on August 17–18. It also provides the baseline data against which recovery and reconstruction plans can be designed and progress can be monitored.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Lao People's Democratic Republic - government
2018
The report formulates recommendations to make Kerala the first green state in India with an eco-sensitive and risk-informed approach. The report also gives several high-ticket innovations and global examples to build back better (BBB) Kerala.
United Nations Development Programme Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2018
Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gita passed over the Tongatapu and ‘Eua island groups around 11 pm on Monday February 12, 2018. This post-disaster rapid assessment summarizes damages and losses to several different sectors, human and social impacts, and recovery and reconstruction needs,
Tonga - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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Hurricane Fay Gustav Hanna and Ike (Cyclone) 2008 Haiti Post Disaster Needs Assessment -FR
2008
This Post Disaster Needs Assessment estimates the total damages and identifies immediate needs for rehabilitation and reconstruction in Haiti following the 2008 storms Gustav, Hanna, Ike and Fay.
Haiti - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters European Union
Floods 2008 Bolivia Assessment of the Accumulated and Additional Impact Caused by La Nina
2008
This Damage and Loss Assessment estimates total damage and losses caused by heavy rains that caused floods in Bolivia in 2007-2008
Bolivia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Cyclone Nargis 2008 Myanmar Post Nargis Joint Assessment
2008
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
2006
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
2005
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
2005
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
2005
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
2005
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
2004
This report is filed as a preliminary assessment of the direct damage caused during Hurricane Ivan.
World Bank, the
Floods 2004 Bangladesh Damage and Needs Assessment and Proposed Recovery Program Part I Main Report
2005
This report presents the preliminary assessment o f damage and needs resulting from the floods that affected Bangladesh from July through September 2004, and the proposed recovery and long-term mitigation program.
Asian Development Bank World Bank, the