PDNA guidance

These guides support a consistent and coherent approach to the post-disaster assessment, provide an objective and comprehensive estimate of recovery needs, while facilitating quick decision-making and action

Featured PDNAs

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.


The aim of the assessment is to identify priority areas to support the Government of Bangladesh in cyclone recovery efforts as well as to design a disaster management strategy.
This report provides a summary of data collected in the flood assessment.
Earthquake 2006 Indonesia Preliminary Damage and Loss Assessment
This report presents a preliminary assessment of the damage and losses caused by the May 2006 earthquake that struck Yogyakarta and Central Java.
Floods 2005 Guyana Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment
This report provides a preliminary assessment of damage incurred, with a special focus on reconstruction needs. It provides donors with an initial assessment of possible intervention needs within six months to a year following the floods.
Tsunami 2004 Sri Lanka Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment
This report gives a preliminary estimate of the damage and needs resulting from the widespread destruction caused by the 2004 tsunami, evaluating the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the disaster and summarizing damage and needs by sector.
Tsunami 2004 Maldives Impact and Recovery Joint Needs Assessment
This report provides details of the physical damage and human suffering caused by the 2004 tsunami, the recovery strategy, and financing needs.
Tsunami 2004 India Tsunami Recovery Program Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment
This report provides an assessment of damages and needs resulting from the tsunami that struck the eastern and southwestern coast of India as well as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on December 26, 2004.
Floods 2004 Bangladesh Damage and Needs Assessment and Proposed Recovery Program Part I Main Report
This report presents the preliminary assessment o f damage and needs resulting from the floods that affected Bangladesh from July through September 2004, and the proposed recovery and long-term mitigation program.
Earthquake and Tsunami 2004 Indonesia Preliminary Damage and Loss Assessment
This document represents a preliminary assessment of damages and losses in Indonesia due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami.
This assessment analyses the direct and indirect effects of Hurricane Emily on the economy. It projects the impacts on overall macro economic performance and identifies recommendations to guide continued rehabilitation and recovery.

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