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This chapter describes the procedure to assess the effects of a disaster on the manufacturing sector, following the traditional methodology originally developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) (Handbook for estimating the socio-economic and environmental impact of disasters, 4 volumes, United Nations, 2003), further developed by the World Bank´s Global Facility for Disaster Recovery and Reduction (GFDRR) (Guidance Notes for Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment, 3 volumes, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2010), and now expanded and adopted by the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Application of the methodology enables the assessment of disasters’ economic and social impacts on the manufacturing sector, and the estimation of post-disaster needs for recovery and reconstruction.

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