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)

Nigeria Flood Impact, Recovery and Mitigation Assessment Report 2022-2023
This report provides an impact assessment of the 2022 floods in Nigeria, highlighting key findings on their impact, recovery and coping mechanisms and offers an evidence-based strategy for future flood risk mitigation and adaptation.
PDNA TC Kevin and Judy Vanuatu 2023
This PDNA documents the impact that Tropical Cyclone Judy and Kevin have had on the people and economy of Vanuatu and also the recovery plan to transition Vanuatu back on its development pathway.
Malawi Cyclone Freddy PDNA
The Malawi 2023 Tropical Cyclone Freddy Post-Disaster Needs Assessment report assesses the impacts of the disaster and provides recommendations for building back better in recovery and reconstruction.
Turkiye PDNA
The recovery and reconstruction assessment presented here comprises of an assessment of the financial impact of the earthquakes which struck Turkiye and Syria in February 2023, applying modified PDNA methodology, and a “recovery vision.”
Pakistan Floods 2022 PDNA Cover
This PDNA assesses the impact of the 2022 floods in 94 calamity-hit districts across Pakistan. It serves as the foundation for future analysis, including a resilient recovery and reconstruction strategy and a coordinated effort for building back better.
St vincent and grenadines pdna cover
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).
Timor-Leste PDNA Cyclone Seroja Sectoral Report
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.
Vanuatu PDNA 2020
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
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.
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.

All PDNAs

Third Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA3) February 2022 – December 2023
This RDNA3 takes stock of almost two years of the ongoing war, estimating damage and losses along with recovery and reconstruction needs for 10 years.
Nigeria Flood Impact, Recovery and Mitigation Assessment Report 2022-2023
This report provides an impact assessment of the 2022 floods in Nigeria, highlighting key findings on their impact, recovery and coping mechanisms and offers an evidence-based strategy for future flood risk mitigation and adaptation.
Post Disaster Damages and Needs Assessment (PDNA): Needs for Building Back Better Initiative in Chitral after GLOF and Floods Extreme Events
This post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) for Chitral, Pakistan, following the July 2023 floods, identifies the damages and needs of affected communities, and provides recommendations for rebuilding and enhancing Chitral's resilience to future disasters.
PDNA TC Kevin and Judy Vanuatu 2023
This PDNA documents the impact that Tropical Cyclone Judy and Kevin have had on the people and economy of Vanuatu and also the recovery plan to transition Vanuatu back on its development pathway.
Malawi Cyclone Freddy PDNA
The Malawi 2023 Tropical Cyclone Freddy Post-Disaster Needs Assessment report assesses the impacts of the disaster and provides recommendations for building back better in recovery and reconstruction.
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The Syria Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment assesses the impact of the February 2023 Turkiye-Syria earthquakes in the six most affected areas. It provides a preliminary estimate of infrastructure reconstruction and service delivery restoration needs.
Turkiye PDNA
The recovery and reconstruction assessment presented here comprises of an assessment of the financial impact of the earthquakes which struck Turkiye and Syria in February 2023, applying modified PDNA methodology, and a “recovery vision.”
Ukraine Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment 2023
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.
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This report provides an early and preliminary estimate of the direct damage costs caused by these earthquakes, which in turn will inform the response of the World Bank Group and its partners and support planning for recovery and reconstruction.
Pakistan Floods 2022 PDNA Cover
This PDNA assesses the impact of the 2022 floods in 94 calamity-hit districts across Pakistan. It serves as the foundation for future analysis, including a resilient recovery and reconstruction strategy and a coordinated effort for building back better.

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