Disaster Recovery Planning: Explanatory Note and Case Study
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides support to its developing member countries through robust analysis such as the post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA). The PDNA creates a strategic entry point for timely and resilient recovery that integrates the build back better approach though sectoral projects. As such, ADB deploys staff and consultants to support its disaster-affected developing member countries, and provides technical support for the preparation of PDNAs, recovery plans, and projects, in collaboration with other partners.
This publication outlines why post-disaster needs assessments (PDNA) should provide comprehensive details of the economic and social impacts of disasters on countries to swiftly mobilize resources and support resilient recovery.
Using a theoretical case study highlighting the aftermath of an earthquake and subsequent flooding, the publication shows how the cost to property, infrastructure, and production can be calculated and built into a PDNA. It illustrates why PDNAs should consider key sectors such as health and energy, and factor the macroeconomic and personal impacts of catastrophic events into the total estimate of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
- Explanatory Note
- Definition of Recovery and Reconstruction
- Requirements of the Estimation of Damage and Losses
- Procedures to Estimate Recovery and Reconstruction Needs
- Estimation of Recovery Needs in Productive Sectors
- Estimation of Recovery Needs in Services Sectors
- Estimation of Macroeconomic Recovery Needs
- Estimation of Personal Income Recovery Needs
- Estimation of Food Security Recovery Needs
- Case Study
- Description of the Disaster and its Surrounding Areas
- Disaster Effects
- The Social Impact of the Disaster
- Estimate of Recovery and Reconstruction Needs
- Social Recovery Needs
- Macroeconomic Balance Needs
- Fiscal Budget Impact
- Balance of Payments Impact
Published June 2023.
Source: Asian Development Bank.
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