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Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA)
ILO teams assess damage wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Tacloban in the Philippines
ILO response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), November 2013, Tacloban, Philippines ILO teams assess damage wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Tacloban in the Philippines. This assessment work is helping to inform an emergency employment programme
Marcel Crozet / International Labour Organization

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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Vanuatu PDNA 2020
2020
The Vanuatu TC Harold and COVID-19 PDNA estimates the total compound impacts of TC Harold and COVID-19, identifies and quantifies needs across sectors, and supports the development of the Vanuatu Recovery Strategy 2020-2023.
Vanuatu - government United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters World Bank, the Australian Agency for International Development Overseas Development Institute
BRDNA
2020
This Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) estimates the impact on the population, physical assets, infrastructure and service delivery, following the explosions in the Port of Beirut in August 2020.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
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 PDNA to identify the damage, losses, and recovery needs arising from the earthquake.
World Bank, the European Union Albania - government United Nations Development Programme United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2019
This report presents a consolidated view of damage, loss and recovery needs estimates from the 2019 floods in Iran, based on data 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 United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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2019
This Damage, Loss, and Needs Assessment (DLNA) of Cyclone Fani in Odisha was conducted between 24 May and 4 June 2019. Covering the 14 affected districts in the state, it presents estimates of the damage, loss, and recovery needs across 15 sectors.
World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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.
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.
World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters Mozambique - government African Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2019
This report assesses the impact of the 2019 Sindh drought on various sectors and provides recommendations to the Government of Sindh and its partners to prioritize actions to address immediate needs, build back better and increase resilience to drought.  
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York) International Organization for Migration National Disaster Management Authority (Pakistan) Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development Health and Nutrition Development Society
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 United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters