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)

Mozambique 2015 Floods PDNA
Documents and publications
This assessment evaluates the impact of heavy rain and flooding on Mozambique’s population and infrastructure. It also provides advice on flood recovery and long-term disaster resilience in the affected areas.
Tblisi Needs Assessment
Documents and publications
This Assessment analyses the various key sectors affected by the flooding, while also providing recommendations for strengthening Georgia’s disaster risk management.
Solomon Islands Floods 2014 pdna
Documents and publications
This assessment covers the damage, loss, and needs across various sectors after the 2014 floods in the Solomon Islands. A section of the assessment provides the next steps for Building and Strengthening Urban Resilience (BSURE) Strategy.
Evaluation rapide conjointe suite à la catastrophe des 9-10 février 2014 aux alentours de Bujumbura
Documents and publications
The objective of this assessment is to determine the risk factors, damage and activities to contribute to the rehabilitation, reconstruction and safeguards of infrastructure following the floods of February 9-10, 2014 in Burundi.
2014 bosnia floods pdna
Documents and publications
The assessment provides estimates of losses in the aftermath of flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the loss of production, income, livelihood and employment. It includes guiding principles for disaster risk reduction and sustainable recovery.
Cyclone Evan 2012 Samoa PDNA
Documents and publications
This post-disaster needs assessment report on Cyclone Evan was prepared in 2013 by the Government of Samoa in collaboration with international partners.
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Documents and publications
This report provides a rapid damage and loss assessment of the sectors affected by the intense flooding in December 2013– with a particular focus on infrastructure damage in order to inform the Government’s recovery, reconstruction and financial planning.
saint lucia pdna
Documents and publications
This analysis provides an initial foundation for identifying and developing post-disaster recovery and reconstruction activities for Saint Lucia.
2012 Malawi Floods PDNA
Documents and publications
This assessment provides the recovery needs in the various sectors affected by the floods in Nsanje, Malawi. It provides recommended actions to improve the PDNA process in Malawi, and the guiding principles for the recovery framework.
2010 uganda drought pdna
Documents and publications
This assessment covers the losses and damage caused by the rainfall deficits, the priority and needs for recovery and reconstruction, and the proposed steps necessary for disaster risk management.

All PDNAs

Croatia Earthquake PDNA
Documents and publications
This rapid damage and needs assessment report presents estimates for damage, loss, reconstruction and recovery from the March 2020 earthquake in Croatia, and supports recovery strategy planning and development of necessary frameworks for reconstruction.
Vanuatu PDNA 2020
Documents and publications
The Vanuatu TC Harold and COVID-19 PDNA estimates the total compound impacts of TC Harold and COVID-19, identifies and quantifies needs across sectors, and supports the development of the Vanuatu Recovery Strategy 2020-2023.
BRDNA
Documents and publications
This Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) estimates the impact on the population, physical assets, infrastructure and service delivery, following the explosions in the Port of Beirut in August 2020.
Documents and publications
On 6th December, the Government of Albania requested support from the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Bank to undertake a full and comprehensive PDNA to identify the damage, losses, and recovery needs arising from the earthquake.
Documents and publications
This report presents a consolidated view of damage, loss and recovery needs estimates from the 2019 floods in Iran, based on data received from various line departments and the expertise of a multi institutional and interdisciplinary assessment team.
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Documents and publications
This Damage, Loss, and Needs Assessment (DLNA) of Cyclone Fani in Odisha was conducted between 24 May and 4 June 2019. Covering the 14 affected districts in the state, it presents estimates of the damage, loss, and recovery needs across 15 sectors.
Documents and publications
The objective of the PDNA was to quantify the damage and loss resulting from the effects of heavy rains, floods and strong winds associated with Tropical Cyclone Idai, and to estimate the recovery and reconstruction needs.
Documents and publications
The Zimbabwe Rapid Impact and Needs Assessment (RINA) is an effort to assess and quantify cyclone recovery and resilience building needs across ten sectors.
Documents and publications
This report summarizes the identified damage, loss and recovery needs across 16 socio-economic sectors in the affected provinces and discusses a recovery strategy that will be further developed by the Cabinet for the Reconstruction of Post-Cyclone Idai.
Documents and publications
This report assesses the impact of the 2019 Sindh drought on various sectors and provides recommendations to the Government of Sindh and its partners to prioritize actions to address immediate needs, build back better and increase resilience to drought.  

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