UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean

Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery

Resilient Recovery


Support will enhance government capacity to prepare, assess, plan, implement and manage recovery processes that promote risk reduction and build resilience, and put in place long-term sustainable institutional and financial arrangements for recovery.



In 2008, the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), and the World Bank (WB) signed a Joint Declaration on Post Crisis Assessments and Recovery Planning committing the three institutions to harmonize and coordinate “post-crisis response frameworks to enhance country resilience to crises”. The joint declaration brought together a common platform for partnership and action to deliver an effective and sustainable international response based on a jointly developed methodology. The methodology, called Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to address the impact of disasters triggered by natural hazards and Recovery Peace Building Assessment (RPBA) for conflict-related crises, combines the expertise, capacities, and resources of the three institutions to support government led processes.


In April 2020 an effort was made to adapt this methodology to the epidemic context, which was synthesized in the form of a Guidance Note on Covid-19 Recovery Needs Assessment (CRNA). Since then, several countries have conducted Covid-19 impact and needs assessments in the region. We invite you to read them through the following links.