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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 - Environment
2017
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
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 - 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 - Housing
2014
The objective of this guideline 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 - Tourism
2014
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 - Water and Sanitation
2014
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 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
2017
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 - Telecommunications
2014
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 United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2013
This tool represents a harmonized and coordinated approach, providing for an objective, comprehensive and government-led assessment of the post disaster damages, losses and recovery needs, and paving the way for a consolidated recovery framework.
World Bank, the European Commission United Nations Development Group Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2010
This guideline illustrates how to derive financial needs for recovery and reconstruction, following a sector by sector damage and loss assessment. It also explains how to formulate a calendar of investments and identify distribution channels for funding.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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Post-Disaster Needs Assessment: Gita Cyclone Report Tonga 2018
2018
This document uses the post-disaster data collected by the Statistical Department of Tonga to describe the characteristics of the affected population, nature and spatial concentration of the damage by the Cyclone Gita, and the aid required and received.
Tonga - government Government of the Kingdom of Tonga United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2018
This report presents the results of the rapid assessment of the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Sagar in Djibouti City and the most affected areas, and offers recommendations and a preliminary estimate of recovery and reconstruction needs.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Djibouti - government
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
This PDNA report describes the losses and damage sustained from three disaster events: Tropical Storm Son-Tinh, followed by flash flooding, and Tropical Storm Bebinca. It provides baseline data for recovery planning and monitoring progress.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Lao People's Democratic Republic - government
Preliminary Damage Assessment Report  American Samoa – Tropical Storm Gita
2018
This document is a summary of the Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) conducted to estimate damages of Tropical Storm Gita in American Samoa.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
2018
This drought impact and needs assessment (DINA) was conducted using remote sensing technology to validate findings. This DINA goes beyond determining the damages, losses and resulting needs; it aims for a multi-sectoral, phased recovery strategy focused on strengthening resilience to future disasters and effectively preventing the cyclical risk of famine.
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
2018
The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS), with technical and financial support by 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 III of the DINA presents a breakdown of overall damages, losses and recovery needs by FMS and BRA, as well as sector-specific disaggregation of data. The FMS-level annexes serve an important purpose in capturing state-level needs, which will in turn inform the development of the Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF) to operationalize the findings of the DINA. The state-level findings have been validated by the FMS/BRA through a process of engagement and consensus-building.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Somalia - government
Hurricane Irma and Maria Barbuda and Antigua PDNA
2017
The PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs following hurricanes Irma and Maria, which impacted 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 World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters European Union Caribbean Development Bank