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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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Joint Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessments (RPBAs)
2017
The Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPBA) is a joint approach of the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union to identify and address immediate and medium-term recovery and peacebuilding requirements while laying the foundations for the elaboration of a longer-term recovery and peacebuilding strategy in a country facing conflict or transitioning out of a conflict-related crisis.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Water and Sanitation
This chapter is intended primarily for members of the PDNA WASH Assessment Team to help them understand the scope of WASH assessments, the challenges and the requirements of an Assessment Team and the limitations within which such assessments are being made.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Transport
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the Transport Sector, and the estimation of post-disaster needs for recovery and reconstruction.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Tourism
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the tourism sector, and the estimation of post-disaster needs for recovery and reconstruction.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Telecommunications
This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the Telecommunications sector, and the estimation of post-disaster needs for recovery and reconstruction.
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - UNDP Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Manufacturing
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
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Housing
2014
The general objective of the sector assessment is to assist the government at all levels in understanding the effects and impact of the event on the Housing Sector and to improve the quality of outcomes from the recovery process in housing and settlement reconstruction.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Health
2014
This document provides guidance to national and international stakeholders involved in the health sector during Post Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA) processes and recovery planning.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Governance
2014
The main purpose of this volume is to provide general guidance on conducting needs assessment and recovery planning for core government functions within the context of a PDNA.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Environment
The main objective of PDNA–Environment is to prepare a recovery strategy that guides the restoration of environment and natural resources damaged due to a disaster.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union
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sierra leone 2017 pdna
2017
This Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs following the 2017 landslides and flooding in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Dominica 2017 pdna
2017
The PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following Hurricane Maria in 2017. A recovery strategy and summary of identified priority actions for recovery is included in the report.
Dominica - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Sri Lanka 2017 PDNA
2017
This PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following heavy rain and flooding in Sri Lanka in 2017.
Sri Lanka - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Nepal PDNA 2017
2017
The Post Flood Recovery Needs Assessment (PFR-NA) presents an objective basis for recovery planning as well as measures for reducing future risks. The objective of the Assessment is to estimate the impact of the 2017 floods that affected the Terai region and to identify medium-term recovery needs.
Nepal - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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
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sierra leone 2017 pdna
2017
This Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs following the 2017 landslides and flooding in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2017
The PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that impacted the Islands of Barbuda and Antigua in 2017. A recovery strategy and summary of identified priority actions for recovery is included in the report.
Antigua and Barbuda - government
Dominica 2017 pdna
2017
The PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following Hurricane Maria in 2017. A recovery strategy and summary of identified priority actions for recovery is included in the report.
Dominica - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Sri Lanka 2017 PDNA
2017
This PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following heavy rain and flooding in Sri Lanka in 2017.
Sri Lanka - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Nepal PDNA 2017
2017
The Post Flood Recovery Needs Assessment (PFR-NA) presents an objective basis for recovery planning as well as measures for reducing future risks. The objective of the Assessment is to estimate the impact of the 2017 floods that affected the Terai region and to identify medium-term recovery needs.
Nepal - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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