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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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2010
Volume 2 guides the sectoral assessment team through the steps of conducting a Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA). It describes simplified procedures for estimating the value of destroyed physical assets and changes or losses in the flows in the economy.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2010
This guideline supports World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) with the design and execution of assessments to determine disaster impacts and post-disaster needs for recovery, reconstruction and disaster risk reduction.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2010
This document mainstreams the methodology for disaster damage and loss assessment (DaLA), providing material for training programs to build capacity for damage and loss assessments at national, regional and local levels as well as for critical sectors.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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2017
This report assesses the scale of damage of the 2016 floods in Vietnam and lays the groundwork for effective recovery and reconstruction efforts in the five priority provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Viet Nam - government
2017
This report of a Post-Incident Assessment conducted by KPMG LLP for the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), provides a review of the Government of Alberta’s support to stakeholders, emergency social services, and community evacuations during the May 2016 Wood Buffalo Wildfire (also known as the Horse River Wildfire) and its aftermath. 
KPMG International Government of Alberta
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 offers an objective basis for recovery planning and measures for reducing future risks. It estimates 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
Évaluation des Besoins Post Catastraphe Pour le Cyclone Mathieu
2017
This 2016 Haiti post-disaster needs assessment reports on the damage caused by the cyclone Mathieu and incurred needs and costs and presents the recommended recovery strategy for an adequate response to the post-disaster situation.
Haiti - government European Union World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters Inter-American Development Bank
2016
The PDNA of the 2014 Pico do Fogo volcanic eruption provides the country of Cabo Verde with an assessment based on an internationally accepted methodology for resource and partnership mobilization in order to recover and reconstruct after a disaster event
ACP-EU Natural Disaster Facility Cabo Verde - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2016
This report presents an economic impact assessment of the Boxing Day 2015 flooding on small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). It is aimed to support the evidence that the Calderdale Flood Commission collates to make recommendations to Government, the Council, the Environment Agency, the community and businesses, about the effects of recent flooding and lessons for possible future flooding. This report will assist policy makers and local stakeholders to take effective action based on what the community of SMEs needs to recover and continue to provide jobs, products and service for local communities.
University of Leeds