Djibouti: Drought Post Disaster Needs Assessment

Drought Post Disaster Needs Assessment in Djibouti


Context and Objectives 
The primary objective of this project was to support the Government of Djibouti to undertake a drought Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), to identify priority drought mitigation measures and develop a recovery strategy to address the short term emergency needs. The PDNA also enabled strategies that support sustainable, economically strong livelihoods that address medium and long-term development goals, and reduce the need for routine emergency appeals.

Main Activities and results
The following results were achieved:

  • The PDNA used the damage and loss assessment methodology in combination with assessment methodologies utilized by the UN agencies, to capture the human impact and needs.
  • The project activities involved supporting a government of Djibouti-led assessment summarizing the impact on the economy, households and individuals broken down by geographic areas and sectors, factoring in cross-cutting issues in recovery, identifying the needs for recovery and reconstruction integrating all sectors and laying out a strategy that links relief to sustainable development.
  • In addition, the project helped to produce a policy dialogue between Government and development partners that results in a common recovery and reconstruction strategy.
  • Furthermore, it supported an official presentation to the donor community.
  • Lastly, it enabled lessons relevant to the assessment process, in general, and the use/generation of assessment tools and outputs in particular, for improving the PDNA practice globally.

Partnerships and Coordination
Under the overall leadership of the Government of Djibouti, the World Bank, EU, UN, and other relevant development partners jointly implemented the project.

Useful Links
Djibouti PDNA report (in french) 


  • Africa
Priority area
  • Integration of disaster prevention into post-disaster recovery
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $119,982
  • $0
  • 06/2012 - 10/2012