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)

Floods 2010 Benin Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
This assessment is aimed to identify the structural causes of the floods and develop medium and long term effective flood-reduction strategies, focusing mainly on the areas of agriculture, food security, nonagricultural livelihoods, and urban environment.
haiti 2010 earthquake pdna
This document presents a multi-sector review of damage and losses incurred following the earthquake on January 12, 2010 and an action plan for the identification of needs for recovery and rebuilding the country in the short, medium, and long term.
PDNA 2010 Floods Togo
This post-disaster needs assessment is intended to conduct a socio-economic analysis to assess the damage, losses and reconstruction needs after the 2010 floods in Togo.
El Salvador PDNA
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.
Floods 2009 Burkina Faso Assessment of Damage Loss and Construction Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Needs
This post-disaster needs assessment provides estimates of the damages and losses, and the costs for reconstruction and recovery following the 2009 floods in Burkina Faso. 
Floods 2009 Central African Republic Joint Needs Assessment Report
This joint needs assessment report provides estimates of the impacts and costs of reconstruction and recovery in Central African Republic following the 2009 floods in Bangui.
Floods 2009 Senegal Post Disaster Needs Assessment -FR
This post-disaster needs assessment estimates the costs of recovery and reconstruction resulting from the impacts of the August 2009 floods in Dakar, Sengal.
Floods 2009 Namibia Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)
This Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) assesses damage and losses incurred as a result of 2009 floods, and provides an assessment of recovery and reconstruction options that could provide resilience to future events such as droughts and floods.
Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng 2009 the Philippines Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Main Report
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.
Typhoon Ketsana 2009 Lao PDR Damage Loss and Needs Assessment
This PDNA addresses the damages and losses from the impacts of 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


This report assesses the scale of damage of the 2016 floods in Vietnam and lays the groundwork for effective recovery and reconstruction efforts in the five priority provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan.
This report of a Post-Incident Assessment conducted by KPMG LLP for the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), provides a review of the Government of Alberta’s support to stakeholders, emergency social services, and community evacuations during the May 2016 Wood Buffalo Wildfire (also known as the Horse River Wildfire) and its aftermath. 
sierra leone 2017 pdna
This Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs following the 2017 landslides and flooding in Sierra Leone.
Dominica 2017 pdna
The PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following Hurricane Maria in 2017. A recovery strategy and summary of identified priority actions for recovery is included in the report.
Sri Lanka 2017 PDNA
This PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following heavy rain and flooding in Sri Lanka in 2017.
Nepal PDNA 2017
The Post Flood Recovery Needs Assessment offers an objective basis for recovery planning and measures for reducing future risks. It estimates the impact of the 2017 floods that affected the Terai region and to identify medium-term recovery needs.
Marshall Islands 2016
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.
Évaluation des Besoins Post Catastraphe Pour le Cyclone Mathieu
This 2016 Haiti post-disaster needs assessment reports on the damage caused by the cyclone Mathieu and incurred needs and costs and presents the recommended recovery strategy for an adequate response to the post-disaster situation.
The PDNA of the 2014 Pico do Fogo volcanic eruption provides the country of Cabo Verde with an assessment based on an internationally accepted methodology for resource and partnership mobilization in order to recover and reconstruct after a disaster event
This report presents an economic impact assessment of the Boxing Day 2015 flooding on small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). It is aimed to support the evidence that the Calderdale Flood Commission collates to make recommendations to Government, the Council, the Environment Agency, the community and businesses, about the effects of recent flooding and lessons for possible future flooding. This report will assist policy makers and local stakeholders to take effective action based on what the community of SMEs needs to recover and continue to provide jobs, products and service for local communities.

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