The PDNA helped the Government of Samoa to, following Cyclone Evan in 2012:
- Determine the socio-economic impact of the disaster including the cost of damages and losses on physical structures, disruption of essential public services, and alteration of community processes;
- Provide a coordinated and credible basis for recovery and reconstruction planning through identifying and costing the priority needs and through formulating a recovery framework;
- Review and as appropriate revise strategies and measures to reduce risks and build back better including the identification of new emerging activities associated with the recovery and reconstruction efforts proposed after the current disaster; and,
- Organize the mobilization and coordination mechanism of resources including those with the international donors, UN system and international financial institutions.