Djibouti: Post Disaster Needs Assessment - droughts in 2008-2011

The primary objective was to support the Government of Djibouti in undertaking a drought Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), identifying priority drought mitigation measures and develop a recovery strategy to address the short term emergency needs. The PDNA results also promoted strategies that support sustainable, economically strong livelihoods that address medium and long-term development goals, and potentially reduce the need for routine emergency appeals.

The PDNA uses 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 report summarizing 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 will link relief to sustainable development.

The activity also helped to produce a policy dialogue between Government and development partners that results in a common recovery and reconstruction strategy

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