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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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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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These documents present the background, context, effects, impact, recovery needs and recovery strategy of the devastation of the La Soufrière Volcanic Eruption on St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) within the context of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - government World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
El Salvador PDNA
2009
This assessment provides estimates of the impacts of floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in El Salvador in 2009, and the estimated costs of reconstruction and recovery.
El Salvador - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Floods 2009 Namibia Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)
2009
This Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) assesses the level of damage and losses incurred as a result of the flooding, and to provide a preliminary assessment of recovery and reconstruction options that could provide the affected population with a safer environment in the face of future natural events such as droughts and floods.
Namibia - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union
Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng 2009 the Philippines Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Main Report
2009
This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment analysis covers damages, losses, and economic and social impacts from Ondoy and Pepeng, providing a basis for determining recovery and reconstruction needs.
Philippines - government Asian Development Bank United Nations - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters World Bank, the
Typhoon Ketsana 2009 Lao PDR Damage Loss and Needs Assessment
2009
This PDNA addresses the damages and losses registered in a number of sectors impacted by Typhoon Ketsana, and identifies resource needs in the medium and longer term to address the urgent requirements for recovery and restoration of the livelihoods of the affected population
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government World Bank, the Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Association of South East Asian Nations Australian Agency for International Development Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Typhoon Ketsana 2009 Cambodia Post-Ketsana Disaster Needs Assessment Part I Main Report
2009
The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) evaluates the damages and losses registered in a number of sectors, affected by the Ketsana Typhoon, and addresses medium- and longer term needs for recovery, high-resilience reconstruction and sustainable restoration of livelihoods of the affected population.
Cambodia - government World Bank, the United Nations - Headquarters United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
West Sumatra Earthquake 2009 Indonesia Damage Loss and Preliminary Needs Assessment
2009
This report presents the assessment of the damage, losses and human recovery needs resulting from the earthquakes in West Sumatra and Jambi.
Indonesia - government National Agency for Disaster Management (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana)
Earthquake and Tsunami 2009 Samoa Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
2009
This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) draws upon the findings of various assessments carried out in the immediate aftermath of the disasters by the government, the Inter Agency Standing Committee cluster teams, and nongovernmental organizations, and presents estimates for loss and damage as a result of the 2009 earthquake and tsunami in Samoa.
Samoa - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Earthquake 2009 Bhutan Joint Rapid Assessment for Recovery Reconstruction and Risk Reduction
2009
This Joint Rapid Assessment presents preliminary cost estimates for loss and damage as a result of the 2009 Earthquake in Bhutan. It estimates recovery and reconstruction costs and identifies priorities for early recovery, reconstruction and disaster risk reduction, and a time-line for addressing them.
Bhutan - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters
Floods 2008 Bolivia Assessment of the Accumulated and Additional Impact Caused by La Nina
2008
This Damage and Loss Assessment estimates total damage and losses caused by heavy rains that caused floods in Bolivia in 2007-2008
Bolivia - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations - Headquarters Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean