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This document, Guidelines for Assessing the Human Impact of Disasters, has been developed as part of the PDNA guidelines, and similarly follows a people-centred, human-recovery approach.
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This guide explains how to conduct a PDNA in Conflict Situations, and complements existing guidelines developed by the tripartite partnership to support post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning.
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This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) review is the first instance of the participating institutions assessing the demonstrated effectiveness of PDNAs as the practice has evolved over the 55 post-disaster assessments conducted since 2008.
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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.
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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
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Commerce
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This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the trade or commerce sector, using the time-proven PDNA methodology.
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Culture -EN
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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.
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry
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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.
PDNA Guidelines Volume B - Community Infrastructure
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This guide is intended to support and facilitate post disaster recovery of community infrastructure.
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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.

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This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guides the State and its agencies in undertaking a post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) and in developing a recovery and reconstruction plan of actions to build back better
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This manual describes how the rapid needs assessment(RNA) process is organized, activated and managed during disasters. It illustrates how assessment information is compiled and disseminated.
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This document, Guidelines for Assessing the Human Impact of Disasters, has been developed as part of the PDNA guidelines, and similarly follows a people-centred, human-recovery approach.
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This guide explains how to conduct a PDNA in Conflict Situations, and complements existing guidelines developed by the tripartite partnership to support post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning.
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This guidance note was drafted to document lessons learned in the three project countries (Nepal, Sri Lanka, Côte d'Ivoire) and in doing so, it provides a step-by-step practical guide for countries in post-crisis situations to undertake Post-Crisis Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessments (Integrated SEA). The Integrated SEA approach builds upon current SEA practices, while placing greater emphasis on integrating disaster risk and climate change impacts into a participatory data collection, mapping and planning process.
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This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) review is the first instance of the participating institutions assessing the demonstrated effectiveness of PDNAs as the practice has evolved over the 55 post-disaster assessments conducted since 2008.
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The GRADE approach provides required sectoral baseline information for the design of rehabilitation and reconstruction plans, based on an assessment of vulnerability and damage distribution of the affected infrastructure and assets.
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This handbook provides an overview of innovations in disaster rapid assessment. It is aimed at disaster managers, post-disaster assessment analysts and field staff collecting data.
Joint Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessments (RPBAs)
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The Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment is an approach to identify and address recovery and peacebuilding requirements and lays the foundations for a longer-term strategy in a country facing conflict or transitioning out of a conflict-related crisis.
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FEMA's Damage Assessment Operations Manual expedites decision-making and delivery of assistance by defining national standards for assessing damage and clearly outlining the information considered when evaluating requests for a major disaster declaration.

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