Google+ WTN Haiti Partnership: (2010) Link to Haitian Government's Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Report

Sunday, April 25, 2010

(2010) Link to Haitian Government's Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Report

The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) report was prepared by a joint team composed of representatives of the Government and members of the International Community, under the direction of the Government of the Republic of Haiti.

"In order to respond to a catastrophe of this scale, this assessment has been designed to go further than traditional post-disaster assessments. The objective has been to lay the foundations for a fresh start in the country’s development efforts, as well as to reconstruct the damaged areas and contribute to a longterm national strategic development plan, in order to begin rebuilding Haiti."

"The work accomplished by the teams of experts now enables us to present (i) a multi-sector review of damage and losses incurred following the earthquake on January 12, 2010 and an estimation of the impact of the earthquake on each themed sector; (ii) an action plan for the identification of needs for recovery and rebuilding the country in the very short term (6 months), short term (18 months),  medium term (3 years) and long term (10 years)."

Jean Max Bellerive
Prime Minister
March 2010

This report should provide in depth information about the situation in various sectors of the relief efforts in Haiti.  Furthermore, it displays the amount of work that the International Community and the Haitian Government have accomplished thus far. Several hundred experts collaborated on collecting and analyzing the data within. The major contributors include the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations system, the European Commission
and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.  This also shows the large degree of international coordination and cooperation that has gone into assessing the damage and planning for recovery. We applaud the efforts that went into this project and hope to see aggressive, coordinated efforts continue to address the multi-layered troubles of Haiti's post-disaster situation.
Stephen Nelson 

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