Implementation of post disaster needs assessment in Indonesia: Literature review

Yasuhito Jibiki, Dicky Pelupessy, Daisuke Sasaki, Kanako Iuchi

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This paper shares key findings from past studies on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in Indone-sia, to be used as inputs for future research. We used Google Scholar to identify the relevant articles for analysis. From the 297 results obtained, we selected 25 materials, which are reviewed in detail. We classified the findings in the selected literature into 4 topics. (1) Cases of PDNA implementation in Indonesia: many studies deal with the Indian Ocean Tsunami and the Central Java Earthquake. (2) Policy aspects: the previous literature demonstrated PDNA policies and regulations, on which not only the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) but also others (e.g., Ministry of Home Affairs) have primary jurisdiction. (3) Coordination of implementation: coordination by the local disaster management agencies (BPBD) when facing challenges. (4) Methodological issues: the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) method-ology does not perfectly fit in practice. One of the most significant implications drawn from the review is that more research is needed to examine policy aspects. The existing studies tend to focus mainly on BNPB, and such BNPB-centric perspectives prevented a comprehensive identification of the relevant actors, leading to a narrow range of analysis on PDNA. Our review suggests that changing viewpoints, being mind-ful of the BNPB function, is beneficial for further understanding PDNA implementation in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-980
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • BNPB
  • Indonesia
  • Literature review
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA)
  • Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)


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