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.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Marshall Islands 2016
Documents and publications
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.
Cyclone Winston PDNA
Documents and publications
This PDNA covers the damage and losses across various sectors following Tropical Cyclone Winston that struck Fiji in 2016. A summary of recovery, reconstruction, and resilience needs are included in the report.
2016 seychelles pdna
Documents and publications
This PDNA provides a comprehensive assessment of the impact of Tropical Cyclone Fantala, which hit the Seychelles’ Outer Islands in 2016. A recovery strategy, which functions as an outline for a country-led recovery process, is included in this report.
Sri Lanka 2016 PDNA
Documents and publications
This PDNA covers the damage and losses across various sectors following heavy rainfall and flooding in Vietnam in 2016. A recovery strategy proposing a long-term plan to strengthen the country’s preparedness for future disasters.
Grenadines Floods 2016
Documents and publications
This report provides a rapid damage and loss assessment to inform the Government ’s recovery planning. It includes recommendations to further incorporate disaster risk reduction and management into land use and physical planning decision-making processes.
2016 Malawi Drought PDNA
Documents and publications
This PDNA provides an analysis of the physical, socioeconomic, and human impacts of the 2015-2016 drought in Malawi. It analyzes the challenges and lessons from the ongoing drought response and provides recommendations for improved drought resilience.
Drought Angola PDNA 2016
Documents and publications
This PDNA examines the impact of the prolonged drought from 2012 to 2016 in Angola on the three southern provinces Cunene, Namibe and Huíla. It provides a recovery strategy and key interventions for each of the three provinces.
Documents and publications
The PDNA report indicates that the Malawi 2015 floods affected 1,101,364 people, displaced 230,000 and killed 106 people. The assessment focuses on medium to long term reconstruction and provides the guiding principles for recovery.
Documents and publications
The report presents a comprehensive post disaster needs assessment exercise, launched simultaneously with response and relief efforts at the request of the Government of Nepal, with the objective to estimate damages and losses caused by the earthquake and to help identify recovery needs as well as strategy required for its implementation. The assessment exercise was led by the National Planning Commission (NPC) with assistance of more than 250 national and international experts who worked round the clock to produce this assessment covering 23 sectors in less than one month.
Cyclone Pam PDNA
Documents and publications
This PDNA covers the damage, loss, and needs across various sectors following Tropical Cyclone Pam. Key issues and challenges regarding disaster risk management in Vanuatu are identified in the report.

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Ukraine RDNA
Documents and publications
This assessment is part of an ongoing effort to take stock of Ukraine’s damage and losses from the war. It aims to assess the scale of economic and social needs for Ukraine’s survival during the war and it's prosperity afterward.
Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) for Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai Volcanic Eruption
Documents and publications
This is the Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation report on the January 15 eruption, providing estimated costs of the physical damages caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Post Cyclone Gombe Mozambique
Documents and publications
Tropical Cyclone Gombe, in March 2022, caused floods in Mozambique that damaged fishing and agriculture-based livelihoods. This report assesses the damage and identifies the most urgent needs with regard to the food and agriculture sector.
Sudan  Rapid PDNA 2021
Documents and publications
This rapid assessment outlines key actions needed for recovery from the 2020 floods in Sudan. The report documents the immense scale and damage of the floods and highlights the importance of preparedness to reduce the impacts and damages of future floods.
St vincent and grenadines pdna cover
Documents and publications
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).
Post-Disaster Needs Assessment in Haiti Earthquake of 14 august 2021 in the southern peninsula
Documents and publications
This executive summary presents the data collection work undertaken from August 30 to September 22, 2021 after the earthquake that hit Haiti on 14 August 2021 as well as their analysis carried out under the coordination of the MPCE.
Timor-Leste PDNA Cyclone Seroja Sectoral Report
Documents and publications
This document provides an assessment of the floods and landslides damage caused by the 2021 Cyclone Seroja and needs of the affected people in Timor-Leste to inform the country's long term post-floods recovery efforts across multiple sectors.
Gaza rapid damage and needs assessment
Documents and publications
The Gaza 2021 Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) estimates the total damage and losses incurred in Gaza following the latest conflict.
Documents and publications
This report summarizes a comprehensive assessment of the commonwealth’s challenges and the damage caused by the 2017 hurricanes to support development of Puerto Rico’s short- and long-term recovery and resilience plan,
Croatia December 2020 Earthquake RDNA
Documents and publications
This report provides a structured account of the sectoral, economic, and social impact of the earthquakes which struck Croatia between December 2020 and January 2021. It highlights key findings and provides recommendations for recovery and reconstruction.

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