Report: Damage, loss and needs assessment: Odisha (India)

In response to the disaster situation caused by Cyclone Fani in Odisha in 2019, a damage, loss and needs assessment was undertaken in the State with the support of the UN, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Following the ‘extremely severe cyclone’ Fani, which hit Odisha on 3 May 2019, at the request of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the United Nations, World Bank and Asian Development Bank conducted a detailed damage, loss, and needs assessment (DLNA) to support the recovery process. The assessment was led by Government of Odisha between 24 May and 4 June 2019 and covered 14 districts.

A team of multisectoral experts from all the three institutions, along with officials from various departments, local NGOs and eminent experts, estimated the damage, loss, and recovery needs across 15 sectors. Members of the civil society were consulted on their perspectives into the recovery.

The assessment report provides an overview of the macroeconomic and human impact of the disaster and is a first step towards the long road in recovery and achievement of a vision for Resilient Odisha. It proposes a recovery strategy based on the above vision which is built around three pillars: Resilient Housing,
Resilient Infrastructure and Resilient Livelihoods.

Th e assessment included Social Sectors (Housing Land, and Settlements; Education and Child Protection; Health, Nutrition, and Food Security;
Cultural Heritage and Tourism), Productive Sectors (Agriculture, Fisheries, and Livestock), Infrastructure Sectors (Power; Telecommunications; Roads; Water Resources; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Public Buildings), and Cross Cutting Sectors (Employment, Livelihoods, and Social Protection; Gender and Social Inclusion; Environment; Disaster Risk Reduction).