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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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2013
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
2012
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
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 Asian Development Bank Pakistan - government
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2019
The findings of the post disaster needs assessment captured in this report present a consolidated view of damage, loss and recovery needs estimates, based on information received from various line departments and the expertise of a multi institutional and interdisciplinary assessment team.
Iran, Islamic Republic of - government United Nations in Iran
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
2018
This report provides a detailed breakdown of the key affected sectors and the extent of damage sustained in the aftermath of Typhoon Damrey. It identifies the reconstruction and recovery needs, and recommends a clear recovery strategy. In view of the strong commitment by Khanh Hoa to engage in the disaster risk management program, this report is highly relevant in integrating disaster resilience into all development initiatives in order to minimize future climate risks in the province.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2018
The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the Federal Member States (FMS), the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia. Volume II of the DINA presents in depth the data collected and analyzed for each of the 18 sectors and cross-cutting themes.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Somalia - government